About this course
The aim of the course in Fashion Styling is to prepare professionals and creative people to work within the fashion system in areas of visual communication ranging from the fields of publishing, advertising, visual merchandising and trend or style forecasting to logging. Presenting contemporary and future trends, enhancing the collections of designers, informing and inspiring their readers: this is the exciting mission of a fashion stylist. By the end of the programme participants will gain the ability to recognise different styles and trends, clearly define their personal vision of a product and propose innovative and professional ideas successfully.
The course makes it possible to investigate the various aspects of the profession of a stylist, starting with the study of the interactions between clothes and accessories and going on to building ‘stories’ out of fashion and contemporary trends for photo shoots and video footage, working in symbiosis with photographers or film makers and finding the correct balance between individual style vision and the needs of clients, while managing the visual identity of subjects to be photographed.
Finally, thanks to the study of specific subjects related to fashion styling and editorial writing, participants will be able to comment on fashion and prepare advertorials to captivate various target audiences. The ultimate goal will be the independent creation of a portfolio that fully expresses the personality of the participant. The stylist is an expert in fashion communication and must be able to produce and define the winning combination of component parts for an image that is needed to emphasize the style of a brand, a magazine or a person. This can be achieved through the careful use of clothes, accessories, hair and make-up, through atmosphere and location and through the knowledge and analysis of contemporary and future trends. The skills lie in interpreting the soul of an article of clothing and communicating it through a unique style. Learning outcomes include:
- Develop the creative, intellectual and technical abilities necessary to work in the fashion industry;
- Apply and demonstrate the creative use of cutting-edge communication technologies;
- Demonstrate the ability to transfer ideas and information to the different constituents of the fashion system;
- Interact effectively with others through collaboration and negotiation.
Optional language courses (1 month, € 2.500):
- Fashion French
Note: Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a BA (Hons) degree by MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University).
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Students from the UK are required to have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes, one of which must be in English, and 2 A-Levels, one of which must be in art with a minimum grade of C.
- French students who are applying need to have a Bac.
English Language Requirements
- Entry at Level 5:
- Students whose mother tongue is not English need to provide a valid English Language certificate with a minimum of B2 for the breakdown (on the CEFR), IELTS 6.0 without elements below 5.5.
- Entry at Level 6:
- Students whose mother tongue is not English need to provide a valid English Language certificate with a minimum a minimum IELTS 6.5 (or similar TOEFL or Cambridge award).