This course is designed for professionals and practitioners working with the fashion and creative sectors such as Designers, Stylists, Journalists, and Fashion Activists .

Futures Academy at NCAD is delighted to announce Ireland’s first Professional Diploma in Fashion Communication that will commence this spring and run until November.

This industry led course will bring together an incredible line up of speakers who will share their professional experience and insights from across all sectors of the fashion industry. 

The course will explore fashion photography, styling, film, digital media & journalism. The aim is to provide participants with appropriate skills and knowledge that can be applied to their professional creative development, developing knowledge and skills to prepare them for further life-long learning and supporting personal practice and career progression.

It will be launched in March 2024, and will run as a hybrid course, combining in-person symposia and online tutorials with reading, research and project development. A number of high profile speakers in this industry are currently being secured to help deliver the programme and will be announced over the coming weeks.

Louise Allen, Director of Creative Future Academy said: ‘We have such a wealth of talented fashion designers and makers in Ireland. This course has the potential to transform how brands and fashion designers position themselves nationally and internationally. It provides a new niche avenue for those working in PR and marketing to extend their skills to work in this dynamic sector’. 

Aisling Farinella, Fashion Stylist & Creative Director, who has designed this course on behalf of NCAD said: ‘On this course we connect the many diverse professions integral to fashion communication from photography, styling and publishing to advertising PR and Creative Direction.’ She continued ‘the central component of this course is how fashion communicates changes in our society, engaging with key discourse on  identity, responsibility and visibility. This is an amazing opportunity for people who want to work in fashion, outside of the design making process'. 

This course is supported by Design Skillnet offering subsidies to learners.

Highlights of this course include

  • International guest speakers
  • In-person symposia with other people working in the field
  • Content delivered by cutting edge professionals working in this space
  • Benefits and accessibility of hybrid learning
  • Opportunity for huge personal and professional development
  • Access to the methods and techniques needed to navigate the evolving creative landscape
  • opportunities to collaborate and address creative challenges
  • time to create a body of work to benefit life long learning

Dates: 8th March - 29th Nov 2024

Fee: €2200


More details of this course & available scholarships can be found online at


Image Credit: 

Photographer Lorcan Finnegan - Stylist Aisling Farinella - Models @ Not Another INTL Publication