Condé Nast, the publishing house behind Vogue , GQ and Tatler, has announced that their latest venture, The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, will be located on Soho’s Greek Street in London.
The publishing house is opening up an Arts & Design college in London’s Soho district this January 2013. Offering up one degree (a 10-week-long Vogue Fashion Certificate) for £6,600 ($10,237) and one in October 2013 (a year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma) for £19,560 ($30,339), the price for learning at the hands of fashion’s elite ain’t cheap. The courses involve visiting fashion industry, museum, and gallery spaces, producing essays and projects about comprehensive topics like the international fashion calendar, key fashion designers, fashion vernacular, fashion journalism, PR and marketing, styling and art direction, the beauty industry, brand marketing, retail, and fashion business — which seems like a broad enough smorgasbord of topics to help future fashionphiles pick the exact career path for them.
In marketing and advertising the school, Conde Nast answers the following question: What makes the college unique?
1. The Condé Nast College offers unrivalled industry links and partnerships and unique access to fashion insiders. As a result, our students will be presented with a significant networking opportunity.
2. Our courses are based on practice, on real life – not just theory. Through our programme of industry visits and lively workshops, students will have already had extensive engagement with the working world before leaving the College.
3. Our intensive academic programmes mean that students will receive a minimum of 15 hours formal teaching each week plus additional study time during which they will be expected to complete essays, projects and so on.
4. We offer an opportunity to start an exciting career. While we cannot pledge work placements for all, work experience and internships at Condé Nast will be offered to a select handful of the College’s most gifted students. Above all, the College will deliver students a clear, comprehensive and informed education about the fashion and luxury industries, which they can apply to any career path in these business arenas.
5. The College will also draw on Condé Nast’s own multi-discipline experts working on brands like Vogue, Love and GQ, again giving students a unique insight into how the component parts of the magazine business – in print and online – really work.
6. The College will have outstanding facilities, created and newly constructed with the ambition of the College and its students in mind.
Want more information? Visit their website: http://www.condenastcollege.co.uk/
Sources: Conde Nast, UK Telegraph