The Vogue Intensive Summer Course is a four-week programme 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.
About the Course
This course is a concentrated four-week programme that offers a broad introduction to the fashion industry via 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.
There is a broad key theme considered each week, and you will work on group projects and activities throughout the course, including styling in our photography studio and designing your own Vogue cover.
The broad structure of the course is as follows:
Week 1: College Induction and Introduction to key topics
As well as weekly themes, there are regular sessions on the topics below, all of which are introduced during the first week:
- The evolution of fashion in the 20th Century
- Professional development planning for fashion industry careers
- Visual communication and digital design skills
Week 2: Creative Practice: Fashion & Styling
- Trend analysis
- Celebrity styling
- The influence of street style
- Still life styling
- Creating mood boards
Week 3: The Role of the Media in Fashion
- Fashion journalism
- The Editor and the Publisher/CIO
- Understanding Audiences
- Magazine branding and creating covers
- PR and the media
Week 4: The Future of Fashion
- Fashion marketing and consumer influences
- Ethical issues in fashion
- Fashion 2050
- Creating your portfolio
London provides the backdrop to this intensive study programme, with visits to galleries and exhibitions, as well a trip to Vogue House contributing to an exceptional experience.
What better lens than the Condé Nast family of magazines and digital platforms to explore the major themes in fashion? The course is an intensive study programme with classes and activities Monday through Friday, from approximately 10 am to 5 pm. Lectures delivered by fashion academics will be supplemented by presentations and workshops from Condé Nast staff and leading industry specialists.
9 July - 3 August 2018
2018: £3,750 including VAT
Places on the Vogue Intensive Summer Course are allocated on a first come, first served basis, provided individuals meet the age and language requirements.