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Online: Business & Entrepreneurship: Fashion, Media & Creative Industries

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
6 weeks
Part time
Summer / Short course
Online / Distance
17 April 2023 09:30
Information sessions
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

About this program

Online: Business & Entrepreneurship: Fashion, Media & Creative Industries

This online short course is designed for anyone with an interest in starting their own business in the fashion, media, and/or creative industries. Perfect for those wishing to explore what is involved in developing new business ideas and understanding the current marketplace that a new business will fit into and how to identify and engage with a select target audience.

The course provides an introduction to fashion, media and creative industries key market trends, business models, types of business, innovation, entrepreneurship traits and in particular introduces the importance of how to develop a clear business model. You will also learn; how to recognise opportunities and research the potential of a business idea, who the main competitors of that business might be, how to develop an elevator pitch and how to write an effective business plan.

Every week there will be a range of activities for you to complete.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have gained:

  • a broad introductory knowledge of business innovation,
  • how to research the potential of a new business idea,
  • start a fashion business,
  • how to write a good business plan,
  • how to recognise and target a chosen audience,
  • pitching and selling a business idea.

This course will act as a good stepping stone on to other Condé Nast courses at higher levels.

Why choose this course?

The Conde Nast College has unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in the industry, including the teams at Vogue, Wired, Glamour, GQ and a host of other Condé Nast titles.The College is in the elevated position of being able to combine academic excellence with unrivalled links to the fashion and media industry. This creates a unique educational environment for students to thrive in.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

This course has no academic prerequisites. It’s designed for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of how fashion is communicated and those wanting to explore an exciting and innovative way of learning from academics and experts from within the fashion industry.

Students must be aged at least 16 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.

English Language Requirements

There are no formal English language requirements for this course. However, if you are a non-UK student and English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 or be able to use English at this level before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered and assessed in English.

There are no application deadlines, however, places are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Program content

The course is entirely online and lasts six weeks with 6-7 hours of online activities each week along with guidance and advice on what to read, watch, and listen to.

The course is interactive, multimedia-driven, and academically rigorous, delivered by expert academics and industry professionals.

Course Schedule

The course learning activities can be accessed at any time and own pace.

Each week will have a set of activities that will need to be complete before the learner can proceed to the next week.

Most of the lectures are narrated, pre-recorded lectures by our academics and industry contributors. These can be watched multiple times and at any time within the week that they are set. 

Live Sessions

There will be two live events per week scheduled to accommodate any time zone. Recordings of the events will be available after and can be watched at any time.


Overall course fee: £795 (incl. VAT)


Course Award

By the end of the course, those who complete and pass the assessment will receive a Conde Nast Certificate of Achievement.

Course Outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to work toward starting a new fashion, media or creative industries business
  • Identify the key elements of a good business model, identify opportunities, recognise a target market and write a business plan
  • Acquire an introductory understanding of ethical business considerations related to the fashion and the creative industries
  • Recognise key fashion, media and creative industries entrepreneurs

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As I was in the process of launching our company and brand, I was looking for a practical and hands-on online course, from a reputable institute, that would give me an introduction to the fashion industry, and support me through the company ideation journey. I certainly found it in this course, by combining live talks from industry experts and ...

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Prior to joining Condé Nast's online course, I was in the process of setting up a Streetwear Clothing Brand called 'Aliøn' ( I had developed the initial ideas for my business, its products, and the values I wanted it to exude as a result of a business degree I had taken previously. Yet, I wanted to level-up the fundament...

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Last year I started to look at ways to expand my knowledge about the fashion world and how that can be translated into a successful business. That is when I found the six week Business & Entrepreneurship online course at Condé Nast College. This course was perfect for me as it allowed me to continue working my full time job but also explore my p...

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Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

31 Bedford Square
WC1B 3EE London
United Kingdom

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