Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image and Media) - Part Time
Part Time Course Dates:
- Brisbane: Monday the 27th of February 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
- Gold Coast: Monday the 27th of February 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.
If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.
Fashion Styling is now a popularised and emerging career path within the Australian and global fashion industry. A Fashion Stylist typically sources and organises outfits and accessories for a diversity of clients. However, there is much more to a career in Fashion Styling than being able to put together an outfit...
Stylists require a wide range of contemporary skills including strong organisational, communication and networking skills, have a creative flair and eye for design and must stay up to date with the current fashion trends. Fashion Stylists generally work freelance, although Stylists can be employed by fashion labels, shopping centres, retail stores, publishing companies, model and advertising agencies, event management companies, just to name a few.
Studying Styling at The Australian Institute of Creative Design
The Australian Institute of Creative Design has developed a specialised nationally recognised accredited qualification in Fashion Styling. Previously there has been no specialised training in this area, to enable students to learn the practical and contemporary skills required to work in industry as a Stylist. Styling trainers at AICD are experts in their field, they own their own businesses, are current freelance stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists or photographers and each have extensive knowledge of the history and the current zeitgeist of the industry. The Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media) is a part time qualification that takes 3 years to complete. The diploma is broken into 12 terms; each term is 9 weeks and includes one day of study, every Saturday. There is also a full time study option available, which runs over 3 days a week for one year
Throughout the year students participate in over 8 diverse fashion photo-shoots in studio and on location including flat lays, editorial, and commercial. Students will work closely with celebrated industry photographers. Students partake in photo walks, wardrobe audits, fashion workshops, fashion market days and client makeovers, as well as an etiquette lunch and organise a large-scale runway parade. Practical excursions and guest speakers are also consistently planned into the yearly program. Guest speakers last year included Liz Golding, Georgia Rostagno (Brisbane Fashion Stylist), Joel Richy (Joel Richy Cosmetics), Sarah Hatten-Masterson, Nick & Aicha (The Great Beyond), Tracey Mathers (Entrepreneur & Mentor - develop the star within) and many more.
Upon finalisation of their diploma, students will have created a large digital styling portfolio to show future clients and employers and add a diverse set of new resume experiences. They will have also created extensive networking and communication book of contacts and form strong friendships with their peers. Graduating students will feel confident creating rapport with clients and industry professionals. They will have cemented a strong fashion identity and understand the ever changing industry and have built strong personal and presenting skills.
Stylists may work in the following fields:
Editorial Styling - styling looks and images for media publications such as fashion magazines, online magazines, blogs, social media etc.
Commercial Styling - styling looks for advertising and marketing purposes for fashion and non-fashion orientated clients.
Personal Styling & Image Consulting - providing advice for personal clients on how to improve their look.
Personal Shopping - selecting correct style, colours, tailoring of clothes and accessories for a client to meet their objectives.
Corporate Styling – assist corporate or business organisations in advising employees on work attire, accessories, grooming and hair and makeup.
Retail Fashion Styling – Similar to personal shopping however is executed within one fashion boutique. You are hired by the boutique or label to assist customers to find their right styles within the shops’ confinements.
Visual Merchandising – creating visual appealing and unique merchandising displays for boutiques or labels to encourage sales.
Celebrity Styling – sourcing ‘runway ready’ looks or day to day wear for public figures.
Runway Styling – assist designers in styling fashion parades, source accessories, shoes, garments etc.
Music Videos and Concert Performances – selecting items of clothing and accessories that relate to the artists’ personality and objective.
Movie and TV Styling – Sourcing, customising or creating items of clothing to be worn on TV and movie sets. Creation of a characters’ style or sourcing according to the characters’ personality to convey their attitude.
Costume Styling – assisting designers if applicable with advice on costume design and styling for small to large-scale productions.
Interior Styling – styling home wares and interior furnishing for magazines, catalogues, interior orientated stores and corporate businesses.
Food Styling – styling food orientated shoots for restaurants, chefs, magazines, cookbooks etc. Sourcing appropriate home wares.
Qualification & Units of Competency
Course Code: 10428NAT
Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media) (10428NAT) qualification. This course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework.
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3 Years part time, one day per week 9.00am - 3.30pm.
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