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27-08-2011
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Has anyone here tried the e-learning short courses that LCF have to offer? I am thinking of booking myself onto the Fashion Buying & Retailing one starting in October to support my application to MMU for a degree of the same name.

Basically what I want to know, is it worth the £630 for a 9 week course and do you think it'll actually help boost my application to MMU?

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Has anyone here tried the e-learning short courses that LCF have to offer? I am thinking of booking myself onto the Fashion Buying & Retailing one starting in October to support my application to MMU for a degree of the same name.

Basically what I want to know, is it worth the £630 for a 9 week course and do you think it'll actually help boost my application to MMU?

Thanks!
It could help your application to MMU because all universities want to see you take an interest in your chosen subject outside of your application, such as short courses/internships and so on, but it's not a guarantee - I have a friend who did a short course in styling and photography at LCF and she didn't receive any offers for a place at university. Having gone to LCF, I'd have to be honest and say that the courses aren't really worth the money you pay for them. I found many of the lecturers to be uninspiring and unmotivated - that's not to say EVERYONE at LCF is of course, but the tutors I met in my time there weren't great. I also paid nearly £1000 for my foundation course and we received no materials or equipment - we had to buy everything ourselves, which is seriously tight on a student budget. If you want to boost your application, I'd say it would be better to find short placements and maybe a longer internship if you do have 9 weeks to spare. There are LOTS of opportunities in London if you look hard enough and stay motivated. It would look better on your application as well because you'd have practical experience. Cheaper, too (:

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Is there anyone who gradulated London fashion college or just someone who knows about it?
And I want to ask about what happenes after gradulationg.
I'm trying to plan to go to fashion college in London. but as I'm forigner and should go to UK, it costs MASSIVELY tramendous and it makes me feeling guilty for my parents.
And I want to be clear about my future income and future plans. I want to be menswear designer. But I guess, I want to start as intern or staff in some brands or companies after gradulating.
Just personally I want to work in Comme des garcons for a while (It's just totally my dumb hope anyways. )

So basically I want to know about what it's going on after gradulating fashion school in London.
It's so important and quite damn serious because my parents are not that rich at all...And I'm so worried about my parents and stuff about though I went to UK for my own desire, I didn't deliver a sudden income for my family. it would be..quite..crash

Thank for reading, to the death.

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wow, is istituto marangoni really that bad??

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Condé Nast moves into education. Will launch The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London for the 2012 academic year.
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Oh ... thank you for posting that, tarsha. This is indeed, big news!!

Here's more from BBC
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Vogue publisher Conde Nast to open fashion and design college

By Angela Harrison Education correspondent, BBC News


The publisher of Vogue magazine, Conde Nast, is to open a college of fashion and design in London.

The college will open next September and the principal will be magazine editor Susie Forbes.

It is the first step in to the education market for the international publishers.

The company says it will offer a year-long Vogue fashion foundation course, as well as short courses. It also plans interior design and decoration courses.

The new college says it has no plans as yet to offer undergraduate degrees but is considering such a move for future academic years. It will offer some courses at Masters level.

The government in England has said it wants to attract new providers in to the education market.

From 2012, degree-level students at private universities in England will be eligible for state-funded loans of £6,000 for their tuition fees.

Many colleges team up with universities to award degrees which have to meet the standard of that higher education institution.

Conde Nast says it has had talks about collaboration with several "respected institutions of higher education" and will confirm details later.


'Fashion capital of the world'

Managing Director of the company Nicholas Coleridge said: "Conde Nast is perfectly placed to enter the world of education. The reputation and authority of our brands puts us in a strong position to teach and inspire the fashion and decorating talent of the future."

The college principal Susie Forbes is currently the editor of Easy Living and was deputy editor of British Vogue for five years.

She said: "With access to some of the sharpest and most creative minds shaping the fashion, design and interiors industries today, we aim to educate students to the highest level. It makes perfect sense for Conde Nast to open its college doors in London, the fashion capital of the world."

The group says the subjects covered will include the history of fashion and design, the fashion year, journalism and business skills related to the industry.

London is already home to the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, which are part of the University of Arts London.

Both offer degree-level courses in fashion alongside other subjects.

The London College of Fashion was set up more than 100 years ago, when it trained girls in dressmaking, millinery, embroidery and hairdressing.

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this is pretty huge, imo...
there are so few good fashion schools ...

i think this is great...
and i hope they include some good business courses in with all the creative studio classes...

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Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
Did someone hear about this college?

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Hi and welcome to the Fashion Spot.

I'm merging this with another thread ... where we discuss various fashion schools. We only have dedicated threads for the most popular fashion schools.



I ggogled it and found out that The Conde Nast College of Fashion Design in London won't even be open for another year, so there's not much to share with other members, yet.

Here's their web site: http://www.condenastcollege.co.uk/ I aslo see that Conde Nast has publicized it all over thier magazines ... and has hired their former Easy Living editor, Susie Forbes, as the new principal.

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They are running two courses for now which are a foundation and a certificate, the certificate is a 10 week course and the foundation diploma is a year long course.

Their application is slightly different from applying to anywhere in the UK, usually the process is conducted on UCAS, but with Conde Nast you apply direct to them, you still however have to provide them with your current educational establishment and contact details for them and also you have to write a 220 word personal statement.

There are two sections for qualifications, however (if this is something you're worrying about) you can declare qualifications you currently have passed and another section for qualifications you are set to gain by the point of entry to their course.

And they also ask you about places in which you have interned at (paid or unpaid).

However I find the fee's they are charging ridiculous, the foundation is £19,560 (excluding VAT) and the 10 week course is £6,600 (again excluding VAT).

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HOW MUCH?! That's utterly ridiculous for a school that has no precedent. It's not Oxford.

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Hi and welcome to the Fashion Spot.
Thank you BetteT and sorry
I thought that maybe someone knows more details about this college and we can talk about seriousness of such learning opportunity.

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HOW MUCH?! That's utterly ridiculous for a school that has no precedent. It's not Oxford.
I agree, and from the course content I don't see much difference from what LCF/CSM have, and they have connections too.

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Yes!! Is istituto maranggoni that bad ? I have a friend there studying fashion design. I dont know the exact major tho, but why ? Which major are you in ? And why they are bad ?

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The courses at CNC look lovely but I do wonder who will be able to afford them. I am on a gap year at the moment and for a brief time period I was considering applying to study there for the 10 week Fashion Certificate, but then I saw the prices. Absolutely shocking.
They're asking you to pay the full cost for the courses up front... not sure if they're having a laugh or not? Student Finance UK won't help people fund courses at CNC, either, so there really is no hope. They also don't offer accommodation which is another disappointment — I know that the college hasn't even opened yet, but it's in London and I imagine many people who want to apply won't have digs there — it just seems that they've gone into this whole thing way too quickly and haven't actually considered the fact that most people can't afford to pay £6000 for a 10 week course.
University tuition fees are £9000 a year... £6000 for 10 weeks just isn't on at all.
I just hope that the people who can afford the fees are successful in buying their way into the fashion industry and aren't throwing up to £19,650 down the drain.
I'd pick UAL any day, anyway. As Belle Princess stated, at least they have connections and a reputation for producing talent.

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