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The Vogue Summer Intensive Course puts fashion education firmly on this summer’s agenda

The Vogue Summer Intensive Course puts fashion education firmly on this summer’s agenda

Vogue Summer Intensive Course

The annual CNC Vogue Summer Intensive Course starts on Monday. Ahead of welcoming the new 2021 cohort, Condé Nast College catches up with 2018-2020 BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and 2017 Vogue Summer Intensive Alumni Alice Morey on her CNC experience. 

 

The Vogue Summer Intensive Course is a four week programme that offers a broad introduction into the fashion industry. The course is suitable for school-leavers, graduates or those seeking a career pivot who want to gain insight into the diversity of careers on offer in fashion from the expert lens of those at the forefront of the fashion and media.

 

 

 Course Highlights

 

  • Access to the Vogue archives
  • Industry speakers each week
  • An editorial team project
  • Visits to exhibitions
  • Careers talk and alumni panel

Each week a key theme is selected and group projects will be set, across a variety of modules from styling, journalism, PR to creative direction. Each of these modules will make use of the on site photographic studio and industry insiders. 

 

Alice Morey’s Experience

 

I chose to come to CNC for the first time at the end of my gap year as I had found myself in a state of flux regarding the direction of my career. The four week course offered me the opportunity to be in London for the summer, meet new people and learn more about the fashion industry – which at the time I thought would be an interesting thing to do exclusively for one summer. The course was not a disappointment and little did I know, it was four weeks of insight that would spark a passion in me which has since dictated the future of my professional journey. Not only this but as a bonus, I was fortunate enough to have met people on the first day who I now consider my best friends. 

 

 

One of the USPs of the Vogue Summer Intensive Course is the breadth of different course participants. There were people from all over the world, of different ages, and with different experiences and understanding of the fashion industry. This provided the opportunity to not only learn from the academics and industry speakers, but also those around you on the course. 

I did not realise this at the time but the course is structured in such a way that it is complementary to the way the BA is run. The mini weekly projects you complete during the programme are reflective of longer modules on the BA. This included tasks such as a still life shoot with Manolo Blahnik, proposing cover and feature ideas for an issue of either a GQ of Vogue issue and styling a shoot as a team with a professional photographer. The showcase weekly projects are supplemented by classes in visual communications and learning the basics of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop and weekly historical fashion lectures. This really provides a richness and added depth to the course. 

 

 

What appealed to me most about the Vogue Summer Intensive Course is the number of visits we attended. We went to the V&A, Fashion and Textile Museum to see the Anna Sui exhibition, Kensington Palace to see the showcase of a repertoire of Princess Diana’s most iconic clothing, the Serpentine to see a Grayson Perry exhibition plus a definite highlight for us all, a trip to Vogue House for a masthead event. 

 

 

I left the course feeling inspired and infused by the possibility of a career in the fashion industry, so much so that when starting a Politics and IR degree a few months after the completion of the Vogue Summer Intensive Course, I missed the CNC experience and applied for the BA starting a year later. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made, friends who I met on the course still speak about the experience now. I could not recommend it more.

 

Click here to apply for your place on the Vogue Summer Intensive Course today. 

 

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