About the Stylist Course

The Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as a professional stylist. This fashion stylist course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full or part-time career as a professional freelance stylist or to seek full-time work in all the industry areas where stylists are needed right now.

During your course you will be instructed in all aspects of styling by a team of Australia’s leading photo and fashion stylists, image consultants, fashion editors and writers, photographers, art directors and producers.

Each tutorial provides you with specialised knowledge and practical assignments about specific aspects of styling. At the same time, you are learning about the actual market place for your styling skills, how to go about creating functional and appealing style concepts, selling your services, together with every trick of the trade to ensure your success. From your first tutorials, you are working with your tutor towards commencing your own freelance stylist’s consultancy – and being paid for your efforts.

When you have completed this course you will have the knowledge and skills to start your own freelance styling consultancy or to seek work in the many businesses and industries associated with styling.

One of the most important aspects of the course is its focus on the Australian market. Although the principles of professional styling are similar the world over, this stylist course concerns itself specifically with all the Australian aspects of styling. It’s this direction and emphasis that will help greatly to ensure your success.

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Explore trends in fashion in this online styling Course.

What You Will Learn

The Professional Photo, Film, TV & Stylist’s Course will teach you all the most important aspects of styling.

Firstly, it is important to understand that this course is not simply about the theory of professional styling. It’s also about practical work in styling, meeting client’s needs, marketing your services and being paid for your styling skills.

This course focuses on fashion styling and covers photographic fashion styling, editorial styling, commercial styling, testing, technical tips, understanding fashion and a quick look at the history of fashion as it effects today’s stylist.

It also concerns marketing, design concepts, fashion forecasting and working with different body types. You will gain an understanding of how to create professional looking images for the mass market, for celebrity styling or young style. You’ll also discover how to style food and important aspects of visual merchandising and colour consultancy. You’ll get a great introduction to image consulting and also learn everything you need to know about personal shopping, and how to interpret your clients’ needs, develop appropriate style concepts and how to successfully operate your own freelance stylist’s consultancy.

And, when you complete your course, you’ll have a portfolio of work that you’ve created by way of your assignments, ready to use during the interview process or when applying for work in the styling field.

How the Course is Structured

The Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s Course is provided by distance learning. The course comprises 12 in-depth tutorials delivered to you by email, over your choice of 12 or 24 weeks. However, you may take as long as two years to complete your coursework, offering your full flexibility with regards to when you undertake your studies.

This course has been specifically designed with our student’s work and family commitments in mind. Our assignments have no due dates, so you can simply hand in your work when you are ready. If you find yourself stuck on an assignment, we have a large collection of assignment examples and resources to use as a guide for your own work.

If you are having difficulty in a certain area, or if other commitments are intruding upon your time, the facility also exists to hold further tutorials until you are ready to continue. Simply email the College and request a new delivery schedule.

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Explore how to style for photoshoots in this online stylist course.

Hand in Hand with your Tutor

When you first enrol in The Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s Course, you are asked to complete our ‘Tutor Information’ questions. These provide the College and your tutor with valuable information about what you hope to achieve from the course.

A professional stylist, currently working within the industry and familiar with your styling interests, is assigned as your tutor to assist you throughout the course. It is a condition of College employment that your tutor is a successful, top-notch working professional.

You and your tutor work together to develop ideas and material relating specifically to the areas of styling work that most interest you.

It’s your tutor’s job to assess your assignments, develop your styling skills and bring you to a level of professionalism where your Diploma of Professional Styling can be awarded.

Regard your relationship with your tutor as a partnership. You provide the interest in styling and the willingness to learn, while the tutors provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to succeed as a stylist.


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