Conde Nast to launch a fashion and design college

The publishing house, home to titles Vogue and Tatler , will open its doors for the 2012 academic year.

In what is huge leap from its extensive publishing empire, Condé Nast have today announced the launch of a higher education college dedicated to the study of fashion and design.

Those dreaming of a foot in the door at Vogue will be able to apply for a year-long foundation course based around the style bible, or a 10-week intensive stint.

Places for 300 fee-paying students will be up for grabs, with House & Garden interior design type courses, as well as MA-level qualifications, to follow in the future.

Susie Forbes, a former Vogue deputy editor, has been appointed principal of The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design.

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“It makes perfect sense for Condé Nast to open its College doors in London, the fashion capital of the world,” said Forbes. “With access to some of the sharpest and most creative minds shaping the fashion, design and interiors industries today, we aim to educate students to the highest level.”

While the site’s location is still to be decided but hoped to be around central London, the institution will be supported by a board of fashion advisors.

“Condé Nast is perfectly placed to enter the world of education” remarked Nicholas Coleridge, Condé Nast’s managing director.

The college’s website detailing further information is set to go live soon.