Vogue Summer School Courses

Step into a world of fashion, culture and creativity and access the people, places and ideas that define the industry today.

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Each Vogue Summer School course draws on fashion industry insight and the current cultural landscape to give students a solid foundation and hands-on learning experiences led by Vogue experts. Students can choose from specialized courses in fashion business, fashion styling and fashion media, each with two term options.

Fashion Business

At a glance

Term 1:
9 – 21 June
term 2:
23 June – 5 July
Duration:
2 Weeks
Location:
New York City
Course fee:
$6,845

Course highlights

  • Learn about and gain skills in fashion business strategy, fashion marketing, branding & promotion

  • Design a fashion brand as a team project with other students

  • Visit exciting art and fashion exhibitions in New York

  • Learn about careers in fashion from experts

This course is an introduction to fashion business and provides overall insight into the key creative practices of the fashion industry including marketing, branding, and promotion, considering how they interconnect with business direction and strategy.

Students will explore the different career opportunities and learn about a wide range of topics including developing a brand identity, standing out in the marketplace, and understanding your customer base, all the while looking at these subjects from multiple industry perspectives. Students will also consider the key influences on fashion and identify wider trends that shape the industry and learn about the future of fashion and their own place within it.

Course topics

Students will learn from fashion academics, industry experts and Vogue staff. They will also work in small teams to produce a business concept suitable to pitch to industry.

Topics include:

  • Careers in Fashion

  • Design and Craft

  • Manufacturing and Sustainability

  • Branding, Marketing, PR and Events

  • Beauty and Fragrance

  • Retail and Distribution

  • Creative Services

Site visits

Visits will include a combination of trips to major New York City art museums and galleries, as well as designers’ studios and other places related to fashion, including the esteemed Vogue HQ.

Site visits may include:

  • Vogue HQ

  • Spring Studios

  • The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Brooklyn Museum

  • Museum of Arts and Design

  • Flagship stores along the Garment District on Fifth Avenue

  • Boutiques in fashion districts such as Williamsburg, Bushwick, Chelsea, East Village and Noho

  • Designer studios and atelier

Guest speakers

Students will hear firsthand from fashion industry experts and fashion business professionals about the topics that shape our understanding of the fashion, media and luxury lifestyle industries.

Guest speakers may include:

  • Fashion designers and entrepreneurs

  • Fashion industry professionals in a variety of roles

  • Fashion critics and journalists

  • Museum curators and educators

Please note: This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of Vogue Summer School.

Fashion Styling

At a glance

term 1:
9 – 21 June
term 2:
23 June – 5 July
Duration:
2 Weeks
Location:
New York City
Course fee:
$6,845

Course highlights

  • Learn about on-set shoot etiquette

  • Work on a portfolio as a team project with other students

  • Explore the process of content creation from conception to publication, as well as the different facets of styling

  • Visit exciting exhibitions in New York

  • Learn about careers in fashion from experts

How are fashion images are created? Starting with the process of fashion editing and content creation, you will develop ideas for a studio-based shoot, experience a live demonstration with a team of industry professionals, before going on to work collaboratively in a group to create a set of fashion images.

The course introduces styling and fashion photography, and explores how to create, conceptualize, set up and successfully complete a shoot. Students will learn how to recognize key influencers, how cultural references inspire artists, and how styling is used in different areas of the industry. It is an interactive course, with students engaging with others on the course in collaborative activities that aim to enhance styling techniques and creativity.

Course topics

Students will learn from fashion academics, industry experts and Vogue staff. They will also work in small teams to produce a portfolio of images.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Fashion, Styling and Photography

  • Styling and Editing Collections

  • Influential Stylists and Photographers

  • Hair, Makeup and Modelling

  • Fashion Photography and Video Production

  • Visual Narratives

Site visits

Visits will include a combination of trips to major New York City art museums and galleries, as well as designers’ studios and other places related to fashion, including the esteemed Vogue HQ.

Site visits may include:

  • Vogue HQ

  • Spring Studios

  • The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Brooklyn Museum

  • Museum of Arts and Design

  • Flagship stores along the Garment District on Fifth Avenue

  • Boutiques in fashion districts such as Williamsburg, Bushwick, Chelsea, East Village and Noho

  • Designer studios and atelier

Guest speakers

Students will hear firsthand from fashion industry experts and fashion business professionals about the topics that shape our understanding of the fashion, media and luxury lifestyle industries.

Guest speakers may include:

  • Fashion stylists and photographers

  • Fashion industry professionals in a variety of roles

  • Fashion critics and journalists

  • Museum curators and educators

Please note: This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of Vogue Summer School.

Fashion Media

At a glance

term 1:
9 – 21 June
term 2:
23 June – 5 July
Duration:
2 Weeks
Location:
New York City
Course fee:
$6,845

Course highlights

  • Learn about Fashion Editing

  • Pitch an issue of Vogue, including its digital, print, and experiential components

  • Meet Influential Fashion Editors

  • Visit exciting fashion exhibitions in New York

  • Learn about careers in fashion from experts

This course is suitable for students interested in a career in fashion and lifestyle journalism, who are keen to learn about fashion through an editorial lens.

During the course, students will research and pitch ideas for magazine issues, build digital stories for a variety of different media platforms, and create work that they can add to their portfolios. The course will look at the work of experienced writers and editors and explore the language of fashion writing. Students will discover how the Vogue brand operates from the inside out and learn the key characteristics of print and digital media formats.

Course topics

Students will learn about styling, content creation, journalism and creative direction from industry experts whilst working as a team producing a mock mini-issue of Vogue and its online and digital accompaniments.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Media

  • Fashion Storytelling: Pitching and Building a Story

  • The Editor and the Publisher

  • What is a Media Brand Today?

  • Content and Entertainment

  • Fashion Critics, Influencers and Forecasting

Site visits

Visits will include a combination of trips to major New York City art museums and galleries, as well as designers’ studios and other places related to fashion, including the esteemed Vogue HQ.

Site visits may include:

  • Vogue HQ

  • Spring Studios

  • The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Brooklyn Museum

  • Museum of Arts and Design

  • Flagship stores along the Garment District on Fifth Avenue

  • Boutiques in fashion districts such as Williamsburg, Bushwick, Chelsea, East Village and Noho

  • Designer studios and atelier

Guest speakers

Students will hear firsthand from fashion industry experts and fashion business professionals about the topics that shape our understanding of the fashion, media and luxury lifestyle industries.

Guest speakers may include:

  • Fashion stylists and photographers

  • Fashion industry professionals in a variety of roles

  • Fashion critics and journalists

  • Museum curators and educators

Please note: This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of Vogue Summer School.

Application process

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