The Condé Nast College provides students with a world-class fashion education in the heart of London.

Our courses fuse exciting and intensive academic learning with unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in the industry, including the teams at Vogue, LOVE, Glamour, GQ and a whole host of other Condé Nast titles.

The College provides extremely creative courses injected with a solid foundation of the business side of the industry. The purpose of our courses is to prepare students for a multitude of careers; styling, journalism, fashion buying, marketing, branding, graphic design, PR, digital strategy, business, events, entrepreneurship, e-commerce and the myriad other career paths into this exciting and fast-paced industry.

 

 

Through being part of one of the largest and most powerful publishing houses in the world and with the support of the highly recognised academic institution of the University of Buckingham, the College has an elevated position of combining academic excellence and unrivalled links to the fashion and media industry. This creates a unique educational environment for students to thrive in.

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This intensive two-year degree offers the unique opportunity to learn about the fashion industry from within the Condé Nast family.

Looking at Fashion Communication as a whole, our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication critically addresses Fashion Media, Fashion Branding, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Retailing, as well as Contextual Studies in Fashion and Fashion Styling, Publishing, Fashion Journalism and Image Making.

During the course of our degree, you are able to explore all elements of Fashion Communication with the option to specialise in fields such as; Retailing, Journalism, Styling and Publishing. Throughout your degree, you’ll hear from industry speakers on a weekly basis and will work both individually and in teams on styling and magazine projects.

At Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, we are committed to having a guiding hand in our students’ futures, meaning that professional development is paramount throughout your degree. Our unparalleled industry links inform the curriculum and the project briefs students are set. Learning is supported by our academic team, visiting lecturers and industry guests that are leaders in their fields.

The programme also includes a ‘Collaborative Industry Project’ module, which allows students to work on an industry brief set by a partner company. Previous industry project partners include: Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Landrover, Estée Lauder, Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Modus PR, Manolo Blahnik and GQ.

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The Vogue Foundation Programme is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in higher education. The focus is on creative practice and students will develop practical visual and digital design skills using ‘Vogue: Voice of a Century’ as the main source of inspiration.

This Level 3 (120 credits) pre-university course is suitable for UK, EU and international students interested in studying fashion-related subjects at degree level at a later stage. During the course, you will be introduced to key aspects of the creative industries with an emphasis on fashion and media. In line with Condé Nast’s core areas of expertise, the focus is on digital design, imagery and media, as opposed to garment design and construction. The programme will focus on developing transferable skills in research, academic practice and communication.

The Foundation Programme is suitable for school-leavers interested in fashion related courses, who are as yet unsure which area they would like to specialise in at degree level. It is also suitable for those that do not meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication or equivalent degree courses at other institutions.

Study and research skills are embedded into all modules to ensure students are effectively prepared for the transition to higher education and support with degree applications is a priority. Successful and engaged students who complete the Foundation Programme will be considered for the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication should they wish to join this course as their next step.

Studying at our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Central London, students will have unique access to the incredible roster of industry speakers in addition to their studies. Past speakers have included British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, Tory Burch, Natalie Massenet, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Beckham, and many more. Students will also benefit from our unique staff to student ratio which guarantees a tailored learning experience from our outstanding academic team.

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This 10-week intensive course has been designed to give students a unique insight into the fashion industry. The course is divided into three main areas of study: Fashion Media, Fashion Marketing and Visual Communication for Fashion.

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to focus on your own professional development and will have a busy schedule of industry talks, classes, workshops, photo shoots and museum and gallery visits. As well as exploring fashion industry practice, students will also consider the culture and context of fashion and examine its evolution.

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The MA Fashion Communication enables professionals and post graduates to enter the world of Fashion through a series of modules that focus on past, present and future scenarios of the wider fashion industry. Students will enter into an education that is affiliated with Conde Nast Publishing providing exclusive access and support that is unparalleled in other learning establishments.

This course is specifically designed to provide opportunities for individuals who wish to enter the fashion industry, who may have no prior knowledge, and/or experience within this specialist and varied field. The course provides you with transferrable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a diverse range of career opportunities and pathways. Focused on the communication of fashion and brands, the course facilitates opportunities to communicate in the visual, verbal and written formats, capitalising on previous learning and specialist knowledge.

This MA is an internationally recognised qualification validated by the University of Buckingham, worth 180 credits at QCF level 7.

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The MA Fashion Media Practice is a unique industry-focused programme that offers three possible pathways that focus on a core area of Condé Nast expertise: Media Business, Fashion Journalism and Creative Direction. The three distinct specialisms draw upon the knowledge of Condé Nast Publications and the wider fashion media industries. The programme will combine independent research with taught academic content and talks, as well as master-classes from leading industry professionals.

The core aim of the programme is to provide opportunities for students to become effective practitioners in their chosen fields within media and fashion media.

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The MA Entrepreneurship: Fashion and Creative Industries provides a unique learning environment for students, introducing entrepreneurship and business thinking specific to fashion and the creative industries.

The programme offers students from varied backgrounds and disciplines the opportunity to be introduced to subjects such as; branding, marketing, business theory and practice, business planning and finance at postgraduate level. This masters degree utilises and hones any existing transferable skills, whilst also developing valuable knowledge of the business of fashion and the creative industries.

The course will draw upon the expertise of Condé Nast Publications and its wider network of industry partners in fashion and the creative industries. You will be supported in engaging with relevant professionals and organisations. The course combines independent research with taught academic content, alongside talks and master-classes from leading industry professionals.

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This course is taught at Richmond the American International University in London (Richmond Business School), the only university in the UK that awards two degrees in one – US and UK taught postgraduate degrees.

The MA in Luxury Brand Management is offered in conjunction with our partner Richmond Business School and utilises the knowledge and expertise of Condé Nast.

The programme aims to encourage students to develop their commercial skills and entrepreneurial talent whilst developing their leadership qualities and ability to think critically and strategically.

MA Luxury Brand Management focuses on emerging trends in luxury brands, marketing strategy and management case studies, delivered in an interactive classroom environment. It provides inspirational lectures from notable alumni and luxury brand industry professionals, as well as a chance to visit luxury brand headquarters and fashion houses in London.

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The Vogue Intensive Summer Course is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including school leavers and graduates hoping to work in fashion, as well as those who are seeking a new career path.

This course is a concentrated four-week programme that offers a broad introduction to the fashion industry through the lens of British Vogue. As the iconic magazine of every style-conscious generation, this course uses the multifaceted world of Vogue and the wider Condé Nast portfolio (including GQ, Tatler, Love etc.) to give students a unique insight into the fashion industry today.

Although British Vogue acts as the catalyst for a deeper exploration of the world of fashion, the course also draws upon the broader influences that inform this fast-paced and exciting industry. The course will touch on a wide range of topics, from journalism and PR, through to creative direction.

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The Vogue Teen Weekend is a two-day programme for 16 and 17 year-olds offering a unique view of the fashion industry through the lens of British Vogue.

Aimed at those interested in learning more about the exciting world of fashion, the course offers an introduction to the industry and the career paths it can offer. It also allows students to experience what it’s like to study on a fashion-related course.

On day one, the course will take a broad look at the industry and how fashion evolves. Day two will focus on fashion media and Vogue.

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The Fashion Business one-week intensive course provides a broad introduction to the business side of fashion through introductory sessions to topics such as retailing, branding, buying and merchandising, fashion PR and more. The key characteristics of the fashion industry, and the unique way fashion is marketed will all be examined with reference to both physical and digital consumer experiences.

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This Fashion Styling course is an intensive one-week programme to introduce students to a range of practical skills and essential information on the subject. It is suitable for anyone interested in styling that would like to find out more about how the industry works and how fashion images are created.

During the course, students will develop ideas for a studio-based fashion shoot, before going on to work with a team of industry professionals to create their own fashion images. Students will also plan and photograph a still life accessories shoot.

Students will hear from fashion industry experts on a range of related subjects such as; street photography, fashion shoot production, the stylist’s kit bag, styling celebrities, and researching tre

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The Condé Nast Fashion Journalism course is an intensive one-week programme that will introduce you to a range of practical skills for journalists, as well as a great insight into writing about fashion from a journalistic point of view.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in fashion and lifestyle journalism, and who is keen to find out more about creating media content and to generally develop and refine their writing skills.

During the course you will research and develop ideas for articles and also explore online portfolio options that will allow you to showcase your personal body of work.

You will hear from Condé Nast staff and other fashion media experts on a range of related subjects such as understanding audiences, generating ideas for features, trend reporting, writing fashion news and the art of interviewing.

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The Business of Beauty Course is an intensive one-week programme designed to give students a detailed introduction to the inner workings of the beauty industry.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in beauty who would like to find out more about how this booming sector works. The global makeup market is currently estimated to be worth 85 billion U.S.Dollars by 2024 (Statista, 2019).

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