Fashion Styling Online Course

General

Program Description

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in, and fascination for, styling and fashion photography, it is perfect for those wishing to explore the different facets of fashion styling, as well as understanding the conceptual and production processes behind a shoot. It is an interactive course, aiming to enhance styling techniques and creativity.

The course provides an introduction to styling and fashion photography, and explores how to create, conceptualise, set up and successfully complete a shoot. Students will learn how to recognise key influencers in fashion styling and photography, and how styling is used in different areas of the industry, including editorial, still life, advertising, street style, and celebrity.

A range of activities will be introduced every week for students to undertake; these will consist of collaborative activities with other students on the course, as well as independent projects, with opportunities to create individual shoots throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Condé Nast College Certificate of Achievement and will have gained a broad introductory knowledge of:

  • Influential international stylists
  • Different facets of styling
  • Cultural influences on fashion imagery
  • Generating ideas for shoots
  • Shoot production
  • Sourcing clothes
  • International travel & on-set shoot etiquette
  • Recent social changes in fashion styling & fashion film

This course acts as a stepping stone to other Condé Nast College courses at higher levels.

Why Choose this Course?

The Condé Nast College has unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in the industry, including the teams at Vogue, LOVE, Glamour, GQ and a host of other Condé Nast titles. The College is in the unparalleled position of being able to combine academic excellence with unrivalled links to the fashion and media industry. This creates a unique educational environment for students to thrive in.

Course Award

By the end of the course, those who complete and pass the assessment will receive a Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design Certificate of Achievement.

Course Outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise key international stylists and what influences their approach to styling through the ages.
  • Understand different types of styling and the tools, knowledge and skills required for each.
  • Identify the differences between advertising, editorial and street style fashion images.
  • Acquire knowledge in relation to societal and environmental changes and recognise the connection to fashion styling practice.

Course Structure

The course is delivered online and lasts six weeks, with approximately 6-7 hours worth of online learning activities each week, along with guidance and advice on what to read, see and hear.

There will be three LIVE sessions every week on this course, and students will:

  • Have access to the College live Online Industry Speaker event
  • Experience a live lecture from an academic or industry professional
  • Interact with the Course Leader during a live activity session

The course takes 6 weeks to complete, plus two further weeks to complete all the assessment tasks.

The course learning materials and activities can be accessed at any time and at your own pace.

Each week there will be a series of activities that will need to be complete before you can proceed to the next week of study.

Some of the lectures and course materials are narrated, pre-recorded lectures, studio demos and presentations created by our academic and industry contributors.

Live Sessions

There will be three live events per week scheduled to accommodate any timezone. Recordings of the events will be available after and can be watched at any time.

Course Structure

Week 1

The Advent of the Stylist: Historic and Cultural Influences on Fashion Imagery & Idea Generation

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Stylists Hall of Fame & Ideas Generation

Subject Specialists:

  • Johannes Reponen – Postgraduate Programme Director
  • Sara Hassan – Creative Director & Head of Styling for Condé Nast College

Week 2

The Facets of Styling & The Stylists Toolkit

  • The Stylists Toolkit
  • Moodboards & Concept Pitching
  • The Different Facets of the Stylist including still life

Subject Specialists:

  • Sophie Stevens – Course Leader Fashion Styling and Fashion & Image
  • James Brown – Senior Lecturer
  • Danielle Griffiths – Fashion Stylist, Director, and Lecturer

Week 3

From Advertising and Lookbooks to Street-Style

  • Lookbooks and E-Commerce
  • Street Style
  • Advertising versus Editorial

Subject Specialists:

  • Jess Punter – Stylist, Creative Director
  • Sara Hassan – Creative Director & Head of Styling for Condé Nast College

Week 4

The Production of a Fashion Shoot

  • The Importance of Agencies
  • The Still Life Shoot

Subject Specialists:

  • Tim Rennie – Creative Director, Design & Branding
  • Sophie Stevens – Course Leader Fashion Styling and Fashion & Image
  • Zoe Souter – Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Condé Nast College

Week 5

Sourcing Clothes, International Travel & On-Set Shoot Etiquette

  • Shoot Etiquette
  • International Travel for the Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Shoot Samples

Subject Specialists:

  • Sophie Stevens: Course Leader Fashion Styling and Fashion & Image
  • Ed Miles: Photographer
  • Bethany Rich – Makeup and Hair Artist

Week 6

Societal and The Environment: Effects on Fashion Styling

  • A New World for the Stylist
  • Fashion Film

Subject Specialists:

  • Sara Hassan – Creative Director & Head of Styling for Condé Nast College
  • Jam Patel – Director

Required Technology

You don’t need specific technology to participate in the course as long as you have a computer or an iPad with the latest IOS and internet access.

Admissions and Entry Criteria

This course is ideal for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of fashion styling and photography,  by exploring an exciting and innovative way of learning from academics and experts from within the fashion industry.

You do not need any prior fashion or styling experience to book onto this course

Entry requirements

  • This course has no academic prerequisites. It’s designed for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of how fashion is communicated and those wanting to explore an exciting and innovative way of learning from academics and experts from within the fashion industry.
  • You must be 16 years or older by the start of the course and have a good level of English.

English language requirements

  • There are no formal English language requirements for this course. However, if you are a non-UK student and English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 or be able to use English at this level before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered and assessed in English.

How to apply

  • You can apply via the application form on our website.
  • There are no application deadlines, however, places are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees

If you are accepted on to the course, you will be required to pay the full fee in advance in order to secure your place.

Alumni Discount

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reduction to our alumni.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

The Condé Nast College is an important starting point for those who want to be tomorrow’s stars of the fashion industry. With outstanding resources, modern facilities and access to experts from the wo ... Read More

The Condé Nast College is an important starting point for those who want to be tomorrow’s stars of the fashion industry. With outstanding resources, modern facilities and access to experts from the worlds of fashion, style and luxury, the College prepares its students to work in all areas of this exciting and innovative industry. Read less