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Fashion Styling And Communication for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

Creative Styling and Image Making are critical entry points into Fashion. From magazine shoots, catwalkpresentation, installations, fashion films, social media and look books designers and photographers work withstylists to create strong relevant fashion images, looks and visual statements. Through image, we understandthe creativity and craft of Fashion.

This course will introduce you to styling, promotion, creative direction andimage-making for fashion, examining contemporary magazine shoots, digital media, genres and key creators offashion imaging: introducing you to further study (Fashion Communication, Promotion and related areas) andcareer options as a stylist or creative director. Students will be introduced to research methodologies, teamwork,set and prop building, working with models, photographers and location scouting.

Students will complete daily tasks, building a body of work that can contribute to portfolio building andpreparation for further study. They will learn about fundamental techniques for Fashion Styling,Communication, Imaging and Creative Direction and methodologies used within the industry, further and highereducation.

Advice will be provided on application processes, portfolios and further study options at FE and HElevel

Course outcomes:

  • You should leave the course with more confidence in your images making skills for fashion. Experience of visual communication for fashion using a variety of different materials and methodologies.
  • Experience of visual communication for fashion using a variety of different materials and methodologies.
  • You will have develop a better understanding of the styling process for fashion.
  • Having enjoyed generating new work and experimenting with research and idea.
  • The course will give you an overview of what makes studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins so inspiring.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)

Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.

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Topics covered:

  • Working to a brief, you will research, source garments and put together a contemporary visual fashion
  • You will document and photograph your work for presentation
  • Team working, creativity and originality will be encouraged through a variety of assignments inside the studio and on
  • Advice will be given on portfolio preparation for further study at FE foundation and BA Hons degree level. 


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Drawing Kit - Pencils, Colour Pencils, Felt tip or Marker pens, Conte or Charcoal
  • Camera or hi spec phone with camera (plus film/memory card/batteries)
  • Personal laptop (this is not essential but if you do have a laptop please bring it along)

All other materials and specialist equipment will be provided by the college, including mannequins, individual sketchbooks, textiles and art and design mediums.

Meet the Tutor:

From magazine shoots to catwalk presentations, designers and photographers work with stylists to create fashion images and looks. This teenagers' course introduces you to styling for fashion, examines contemporary magazine shoots working stylists.

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