Fashion Styling Short Course

Short Course Course Dates:

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

The AIMS course in Fashion Styling is a short course designed to provide students with the understanding of how to start your career styling for private clients, corporate, catwalk, photoshoots, makeovers, magazine editorials and commercial. A stylist is not a designer but an interpreter of fashion, styling is the art of co-ordinating fashion with accessories, hair, make-up and the appropriate models to create an image for a specific outcome.

Studying Styling at The Australian Institute of Creative Design

The stylist combines all the above to create a total look for photo shoots, catwalk appearances, newspaper and magazine editorials, movies and stage productions. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of all of these aspects of styling and a basis in make-up application and hair styling so that you will be able to create an entire look.

During the course you will learn how to get started in personal styling, as this is the basis of all aspects of styling, and is the most common way to get your 'foot in the door'. Understanding figure types, colours and personalities so that you can deal with a client. You will also learn about the other popular areas - editorial styling, catwalk styling and commercial styling.

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.

Course Duration:

The course is run part time over 8 weeks with a total of 15 three hour classes, running on Saturday's.

stylist at studio

Next Course Start Dates:

Short Course Course Dates:

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.

Course Fees

$1,565.00. A $200.00 minimum non-refundable deposit is required to enrol and secure a position in the course. The balance of the course fees is due on the course commencement date. (A 5 week direct-debit payment plan with ezypay is available, information will be sent to students with their confirmation of enrolment).