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Foundations of Fashion Styling (FAS-205)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

April 2019 - Present.

Subject Area:
Fashion Merchandising

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: recognize and identify the roles and responsibilities of a fashion stylist before and during a photo shoot; compare and contrast the three primary areas that encompass fashion styling; define industry terms to enhance professional communications as a stylist; identify personality traits and must-have skills of successful stylists; deconstruct an editorial fashion shoot and infer from fashion calendars and magazine timetables how to prepare for a photo shoot; describe the duties of a wardrobe stylist and how the job duties differ from a fashion stylist; apply the basic principles of design and create apparel and non-apparel looks utilizing methods of styling; explain the classifications of personal style; compile a list of potential careers in fashion styling; learn the aspects of building a professional styling portfolio; and develop a business plan for a styling business including how to build a client base and market a styling business.

This course introduces students to the role of styling and the business of and career tracks within fashion styling, including their own business or the film and entertainment industry. Major topics include: work and and responsibilities of the fashion stylist and wardrobe stylist, shopping and prepping merchandise, working with models on test shoots or photo shoots, styling professionalism, building a professional portfolio, social media, marketing, professional communications, sources of cultural inspiration and historical references. Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit Recommendation:
In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fashion Merchandising (4/19).