Diploma in Fashion Communication

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
Course summary
Professional Training
1 year
30,000 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Last application: Six weeks before the course starts
Open day
Open day
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30,000 GBP

Course description

Diploma in Fashion Communication

The Diploma course provides a learning environment that will introduce you to the fundamentals of fashion communication.

The course aims to develop your understanding and knowledge of the fashion and related media industries, and to study a range of topics that include:

  • Fashion media,
  • Fashion marketing & promotion, branding,
  • Image-making,
  • Visual communication,
  • and Fashion retail.

The Diploma qualification will provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to prepare you either for further study in higher education, or for employment in fashion or a related sector.

The Diploma is designed for those who wish to learn more about the fashion industry, but who may not wish to study long-term at degree level; also for professionals who might want to explore new avenues for a potential career change, progress their career, or develop their transferable skills; and anyone, who wish to expand their knowledge, learn more about the possibilities of what the fashion industry has to offer, or gain credentials. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

Students must be aged at least 18 years old on 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.

The standard entry requirements for this course are:

  • Three A-levels graded BBB, or an equivalent EU / international qualification
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (4) or above
  • Aged 18 years or older on the first day of the course

The College also accepts equivalent qualifications, such as BTEC and International Baccalaureate Diploma qualifications; the preferred International Baccalaureate (IB) score is between 28-32.

Condé Nast College students who have completed a Foundation Program can also apply for this course.

Completion of a Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design or Art, Design & Media) also fulfills the entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 6.0 or above.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the college website.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme’s key aims are to:

  • Introduce students to the culture and context of the fashion industry
  • Develop students’ knowledge of the fashion and media industries
  • Introduce students to the key theory and industry practices relevant to fashion media, marketing, promotion, branding and communication
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn from professionals within the fashion, media and associated industries  
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop key transferable skills in research and analysis, creative thinking,communication, and the production of creative and strategic outputs
  • Enable each student to consider their potential path within the fashion industry or continuing study, and to leave with a portfolio of work.

Training Course Content


  • Fashion Culture & Trends
  • Fashion, Image & Visual Communication
  • Introduction to Fashion Media


  • Fashion Marketing & Promotion
  • Fashion Retail Environments
  • Fashion & Society


  • Fashion Branding & Creative Communication
  • Brand Identity & Design
  • Professional Development Portfolio

Why choose Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

Industry best connected college in London

World class fashion media education with personalised approached to learning

Over 90 nationalities studying with us


Overall course price: £22,500 UK/ £30,000 Non-UK

Continuing Studies

With our unique access to the fashion industry, the College prepares students for employment through live industry projects, and provides expert career advice to students and graduates.

The technological developments of recent years have driven new opportunities in the Fashion Communication sector, and there is no longer such a distinct separation between fashion media and fashion retail. Professionals now move seamlessly between editorial roles and positions with major fashion brands and retailers, and this shift has greatly widened the scope of available careers.

Previous students graduating from our Diploma in Fashion Communication have gone on to work at:

  • Condé Nast International
  • Vogue
  • Glamour
  • Aisle 8
  • Net-A-Porter
  • Harvey Nichols

Further Studies

The course is designed so that a student exits with the Diploma at the end of the three terms, or if you wish, you could transfer across to the two-year BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Industry Practice, joining the programme for term 4 through to the completion in term eight. In this case you would still need to go through an interview process before being allowed to transfer.

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The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design was created in 2013 by the global media giant in a mission to fuse industry expertise with rigorous academic learning to create a truly unique and industry led educational offering. Today, the...

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