For up-and-coming stylists keen to take their first steps in this fashion career path, our fashion media styling course looks at the variety of media styling options available to you, and the day-to-day working life of a stylist. You will learn how and where to find inspiration, creating two complete looks that you will shoot on the last day together with a professional photographer, model and hair and make up artist...

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques used Fashion Media Styling. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes:

How to present your aesthetic using key fashion phrases and terms

Timeline of key moments in fashion history

Background history of stylists and contextualisation of their role

The roles of a stylist working today

An in-depth look at commercial styling - lookbooks, advertisements and ecommerce

How to interpret a style brief - understanding your audience and your client

Making contacts - utilising fashion PRs and social media networks to generate work

Pathways into styling - how to gain valuable work experience in the industry

Sourcing research both online and in print - where to find it and how to file it

Tools are needed in a styling kit and where to buy them

How to work on a professional studio photoshoot directing a team which includes a professional model, photographer and hair and makeup artist.

Assessment Method

You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

Career Options

Work towards a career as a fashion stylist

What can I earn as a fashion designer?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational qualification in fashion, you'll be starting on an exciting career path with the potential to earn a good salary ? whether you work for a company or decide to set up as a freelancer. For example:

Fashion designers start on around £19,000 a year and can earn £28,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Tailors and dressmakers start on around £11,000 and can earn £14,000 with a few years' experience

If you'd like to turn your passion for fashion into a career, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our courses include valuable work experience opportunities and the chance to get your work 'out there' in fashion competitions ? and even at London Fashion Week ? preparing you to take your first steps in the industry.

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Entry Requirements

This is a beginner's course in fashion media styling you should have an interest in the area and a desire to learn.


You will have access to a dedicated fashion studio, Cameras and Green Screen facilities. However to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials / equipment for your classes:

Sketchbook and pen

Please bring a laptop / smartphone or tablet.

You should be prepared to bring / source clothes, materials and props for your shoot day.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 02/01/2018
End Date 16/03/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £595 p/ year
19-24 £595 p/ year
24+ £595 p/ year
International £595 p/ year


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