Fashion Stylist

Part-Time Programs

The Fashion Stylist Course at Pacific Design Academy

Course Objective
This course is to give you an introduction to the world of fashion styling - the fashion industry’s unsung heroes. This course will utilize a hands-on approach through lectures, guest speakers, visual references and group projects.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Identify the requirements of a stylist
  • Identify important fashion and editorial stylists
  • Styling for Print
  • Styling for the Entertainment Industry
  • Image Management
  • Career Diversity
  • History and Inspiration
  • Test shooting
  • Building a portfolio

Course Assignments:

  • Putting together a mood board for editorial or advertisement
  • Stylist research assignment
  • Putting together a stylist kit
  • Creating a fashion campaign
  • Performing a test shoot

Course Length: 6 weeks long, 36 hours instructional time.

Start Date: Next classes begin April 24th, 2017.

Time: 5:30-8:30pm. Days: Twice a week – Mondays & Wednesdays.

Fee: $495.00

Unfortunately, classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. So don't delay, register today!

Please call 250-383-3631 for more information.



Linda Ferguson

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Course Breakdown

Class 1 - Introduction to Fashion Styling

  • What is a Fashion Stylist
  • The three main types of fashion Stylists
  • Other types of Stylists outside of Fashion
  • What it means to work in the Freelance Industry
  • Skills

Class 2 - Styling for Print

  • The two main areas of print styling
  • The difference between editorial and lifestyle styling
  • How to source clothes
  • Responsibilities of a Fashion Stylist
  • Stylist kits

Class 3 - Styling for Film and Television

  • The difference between a wardrobe stylist and costume design
  • How film and television production are produced
  • Continuity in wardrobe
  • Break down and break down kits

Class 4 - Image Management

  • To become a personal stylist
  • Image consulting
  • Different body types
  • Analyzing different style categories
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Personal colour palette
  • Developing clients

Class 5 - Styling Diversity

  • Runway styling
  • Off figure styling
  • Prop and set styling
  • Food styling

Class 6 - History, Icons and Terms

  • Fashion communication
  • Key to fashion trends
  • Fashion eras
  • Fashion icons
  • Cultural references, film, art and literature

Class 7 - Building your Portfolio

  • How to start building a portfolio
  • Marketing tools of the trade
  • Websites, business cards
  • Assisting and self promotion

Class 8 - Mood Boards and Brand Consulting

  • Importance of a mood board in fashion and television
  • Using Pinterest and Polyvore
  • Brand consulting with designers
  • Celebrity styling

Class 9 - Portfolio Test Shooting and Breaking Down a Story Board

  • Test shooting for your portfolio (what it means)
  • Coming up with the team
  • How a story board works
  • Finding a photographer
  • Planning a theme (story)
  • Sourcing clothes and props
  • Wardrobe prep

Class 10 - Producing a Test Shoot and On-set Styling

  • Producing a test and fashion shoot
  • Call sheets and call times
  • On set etiquette
  • Photography and composition
  • Lighting
  • Hair and make-up
  • Model posing

Class 11 - Bring the Shoot to Real Life

  • Produce and style a photo shoot for editorial or advertisement

Class 12 - Portfolio Ready - Build Your Business

  • First pictures in your portfolio
  • Business 101 for a freelance stylist
  • Agency or Freelance
  • Course Re-Cap