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Online: Creative Direction

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
6 weeks
Full time/part time
Summer / Short course
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

About this program

Online: Creative Direction

This course provides an introduction to the principles of Creative Direction as a profession, uncovering insights intohow fashion design or brand vision is created, conceptualised, planned, and successfully executed. You will learn how to tap into your own creative vision, and explore how visual and real-life experiences are created to attract consumer and audience attention in the fashion and the creative industries. You will also gain insights into how a Creative Director works with a team and leads the creation of their visionary ideas, and explore what the future of Creative Direction as a role in the industry might look like.

Every week there will be a range of activities for you to get involved with. Some of these will be individual, and some you will do during live sessions with the rest of the group studying on the course. 

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, LOVE, 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.

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Program content

Week 1

The Job of a Creative Director: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities of Creative Directors
  • Gain insights into the career trajectory for Creative Directors

Week 2

Developing a Creative Direction: Ideation & Insight

  • Developing brand vision
  • Creating visual concepts and ideation
  • Understanding how to translate audience insights into creative direction

Week 3

Defining a Concept: Products & Presentation

  • Visualising a brand identity
  • Visual communication
  • Defining and developing concepts and ideas

Week 4

Communication Strategies: Messages, Interfaces and Experiences

  • Communicating brand messages
  • Brand tone of voice and messaging

Week 5

Directing Creativity: Building a Dream Team, Brand Management & Collaboration

  • Understanding who do creative directors work with
  • How a creative director builds a dream team to create their vision
  • Managing the visual communication of a brand
  • Collaboration and developing a shared vision

Week 6

Future Creative Directions

  • Understanding the future of the role of creative director.
  • Exploring creativity for the future
  • Understanding future audiences


Overall course fee: £795 (including VAT)


Course Award

By the end of the course, those who complete and pass all the course tasks will receive a Condé Nast Certificate of Achievement. 

This course will act as a good stepping stone to other Condé Nast online courses or our in-person courses at higher levels such as BA or MA.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Understand different roles and responsibilities in creative direction
  • Acquire insights into how a creative concept is developed and defined
  • Identify methods, channels, and messages for communicating a creative concept
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how creative directors collaborate and manage creativity
  • Identify emerging consumer needs, future trends, and changing industry landscapes

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The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design provides students with a world-class education in the heart of London. In preparing students for a career in the fashion, media and luxury lifestyle industries, we open the doors to a unique...

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World class fashion media education with personalised approached to learning

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The faculty at the College encourage hard work, collaboration and for you to possess a strong passion for creative industry, all of which is vital to succeed in the industry today. Equally, if you are new to the industry and have a limited background, which I had prior, they show you that your dreams, aspirations and goals are more accessible th...
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I’ve been a student of Condè Nast back in 2014, on the Summer Intensive Course and that was a life changing experience for me. I decided to apply to the Creative Direction Online Course because I needed a solid base for the role I am covering on my job at this moment. I loved every task and challenge of this course, and the industry speakers wer...
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Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

16–17 Greek Street
W1D 4DR London
United Kingdom

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