Online ExpertTrack in Creative Arts & Media

The Future of Fashion and Media with Condé Nast

Gain expert insights into the fashion and media industry from Condé Nast and discover how brands evolve to meet consumer demands.

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Prepare for a career in fashion alongside industry specialists

Want to gain a unique insight into the business of fashion with the creative minds behind the talent at Vogue, Glamour, WIRED, Vogue Business, and Tatler?

On this ExpertTrack, you’ll explore key fashion and media industry areas to learn how fashion brands operate and consider the need for industry innovation as businesses respond to global trends.

You’ll also have the chance to produce your own pieces of creative work to develop a standout portfolio and help boost your chances for junior roles in the fashion industry or further education.

You’ll begin your learning journey by examining the future of fashion, you’ll explore how brands predict trends and respond to these trends and use forecasting insights to plan for future change.

You will also develop an understanding of technological advancements, consumer behaviour, and socio-cultural developments, you’ll also learn all about how the fashion industry continually evolves and adapts to future global trends.

Understand the importance of ethics and diversity in fashion

With a rising demand for more inclusive fashion, ethics and diversity within the fashion industry is a prominent subject. Consumers are increasingly demanding that brands are more diverse and relatable to a broad range of consumers, if you want to work in the fashion industry it’s essential you understand this.

You’ll examine the complexities that come with ethical and diversity considerations when communicating fashion ideas, as well as the importance of brand values and transparency in today’s fashion industry.

Discover the rise in demand for sustainable fashion

On this course, you’ll look at sustainability in the context of luxury fashion and lifestyle industries. You’ll ask exactly how brands are responding to sustainability demands and what this means for the future.

Consumer trends show that more people are looking for sustainable practices from fashion and luxury brands.

Explore the use of digital media in fashion

Gaining an insightful overview of digital fashion media and how recent developments are transforming the way we consume fashion content, you’ll examine how fashion brands are responding to these changes to stay current in the ways that they engage their consumers..

You’ll explore key concepts in digital marketing and branding strategies and develop an understanding of content creation, digital storytelling, social media strategies, and the role of influencers.

Delve into beauty marketing and brand strategies

Finally, you’ll complete your learning with an exploration of the business of beauty, delving into a specialist subject area utilising all the knowledge you have gained so far to closely examine the beauty industry trends that are shaping its future.

As you develop your understanding of the crucial aspects to consider in the marketing and communication of beauty products, you’ll examine real-life marketing strategies and methods used by brands today. This will bring together all the learning you have acquired on this ExpertTrack and help you to apply your learning to one particular industry.

Everything you will learn is of course highly transferable to many different areas of the fashion and creative industries.

By the end of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have in-depth knowledge of the fashion and beauty industries and how they are impacted by the media, global trends, and consumer demands.

You’ll also have produced a creative portfolio containing several creative pieces of work using industry insights from specialists in top fashion and lifestyle brands, giving you a competitive edge when starting your career in fashion and demonstrating to employers your passion for these subjects.

Key skills you will learn

  • Fashion
  • Business technology
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Sustainability
  • Insights
  • Trends
  • Media
  • Forecasting
  • Beauty
  • Creativity
  • Luxury

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone with an interest in fashion, with no prior experience needed.

This will suit you if you have a desire to grow your knowledge of the industry and you are thinking of starting or progressing your career in fashion.

Getting started

These courses have been specifically designed for those interested in and passionate about the fashion and media industries. They provide a taster of what it’s like to study at Condé Nast College and help you gain confidence in your personal and career aspirations.

The ExpertTrack is designed to help you pursue an education in fashion or media-related subjects and enhance applications for jobs within the fashion or media industries. It will also provide you with an introduction to branding, marketing, sustainability, and social media.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Discover the trends that are shaping the future of fashion and the skills and people brands need to effectively respond to change.

    1 test

    3 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      The Evolution of Fashion Forecasting
      • Welcome to Week 1: Getting To Know this Expert Track, the First Course, and Each Other
      • The Evolution of Fashion Forecasting
      • The Impact of Technology on the Fashion Industry
      • Reflection on the Evolution of the Fashion Industry
    • Week 2

      The Future of The Fashion Industry
      • Welcome to Week 2: The Future of the Fashion Industry
      • How the Fashion System is Evolving
      • Digital Fashion Shows
      • Reflection on The Evolution of The Fashion System
    • Week 3

      The Future of Forecasting & Trend Prediction
      • Welcome to Week 3: The Future of Forecasting & Prediction
      • The Future of Fashion and Trend Forecasting
      • Final Creative Task: Fashion in 2025
      • Reflections on The Future of Fashion
  • Course 2

    Explore the increasing demand for ethical fashion and discover how brands are responding to these evolving consumer desires.

    1 test

    3 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      An Introduction to Ethics and Diversity in Fashion
      • Welcome to Week 1: Getting To Know The Course And Each Other
      • Introduction to Ethics & Diversity in the Fashion Industry
      • Cultural Appropriation & Best Practices
      • Week 1 Wrap Up
    • Week 2

      Ethics and Diversity and Representation in Fashion Images
      • Welcome to Week 2: Introduction
      • Fashion Imagery, Reality & Ethics
      • The Outlook for Ethics & Diversity in Fashion
      • Reflection
    • Week 3

      Ethics and Diversity in Fashion: Further Considerations
      • Welcome to Week 3
      • Ethical Movements and Consumer Behaviours
      • Fashion Inclusion: Key Movements & Social Media
      • Final Creative Task
      • Reflection on Ethics & Diversity in Fashion
  • Course 3

    Can luxury fashion brands be sustainable? Find out how the rising demand for sustainability is causing big changes in fashion.

    1 test

    3 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction
      • Welcome to Week 1: Getting to Know The Course And Each Other
      • Understanding Luxury Sustainability
      • Brand Purpose
      • Reflection
    • Week 2

      Understanding How Brands Can Be More Sustainable
      • Welcome to Week 2
      • How Can Brands Become More Sustainable
      • Sustainability and Luxury
      • Reflection
    • Week 3

      Sustainability Developments
      • Welcome to Week 3
      • Overview of the Biggest Trends
      • Final Creative Task: Fashion in 2025
      • Final Course Test and Reflection
  • Course 4

    Discover the power of digital media and how social media, content creation, and influencers are shaping the fashion industry.

    1 test

    3 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to Digital Fashion Media
      • Welcome to Week 1: Getting to Know The Course And Each Other
      • Evolution of Fashion Media
      • Introduction to Digital Marketing
      • The Role of Influencers in Fashion Marketing
      • Reflection on Brands & Influencers
    • Week 2

      Storytelling Through Brand Communications
      • Welcome to Week 2: Brands & Storytelling
      • Digital Storytelling
      • Reflection on Digital Fashion Media & Storytelling
    • Week 3

      Digital Media Campaigns and Brands
      • Welcome to Week 3: Digital Campaigns & How They Are Created
      • Social Media Strategies for Fashion Brands
      • Final Creative Task: Social Media Campaign for Vogue
      • Reflection on Digital Media
  • Course 5

    Want to go behind the scenes of the beauty industry? Discover how marketing strategies and global trends influence beauty brands.

    1 test

    3 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to the Beauty Industry
      • Welcome to Week 1: Getting to know the course and each other
      • Understanding the Beauty Industry
      • Key Challenges Facing the Beauty Industry
      • Case Study: Glossier's Digital Marketing Strategy
      • What You've Learnt So Far
    • Week 2

      Marketing & Communication of Beauty Brands
      • Welcome to Week 2: Marketing & Communication Strategies
      • Introduction to Marketing in the Beauty Industry
      • Still Life Photoshoot
      • Evolution of Beauty Campaigns
      • Reflection on Beauty Marketing
    • Week 3

      Beauty Trends & The Future
      • Welcome to Week 3: Beauty Trends & the Value of the Sector
      • Overview of the Biggest Trends
      • Final Creative Task
      • Reflection on Beauty Trends

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design provides students with world-class education both online and 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 world of excellence and creativity.

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