fashion image & styling intensive

the course for image consultants and experts on modern trends

The course

Aimed at those who want to approach the world of styling in a professional manner, but have little time available. This one-year course enables students to approach the different aspects of fashion styling and extend their knowledge of trends and current fashion aesthetics.

It is designed to teach professionals expertise in using the photographic image as a visual language of fashion communication.

The intensive course allows participants to gain knowledge of a variety of communication models that the fashion world uses to promote a product and seduce an audience. The attention to publishing and experimentation with visual languages encourages participants to approach the profession of fashion stylist in an innovative and captivating way. Starting with the study of historical styles and the interaction between fashion and art, participants will acquire the knowledge needed for the creation of photo shoots, interpreting the latest trends in fashion products.

At the end of the course, armed with experience and skill in graphic design and visual communication, as well as in research methods, participants will be able to develop real projects, with the aim of constructing a portfolio of work that will become their calling card to enter the world of fashion image and styling.


The fashion stylist, the expert par excellence in style and image, must be able to emphasise the style of a fashion product, always offering a contemporary cultural–aesthetic language. To present an image of success, their work must be both strategic and creative: on the one hand attentive to the historical context and culture of fashion and on the other to current trends..

Learning outcomes

  • develop the creative, intellectual and technical ability necessary to work in the world of fashion;
  • demonstrate skills and abilities in graphic production;
  • apply cutting-edge technology while demonstrating the ability to use it;
  • research and analyse the style of the 21st century and interpret it in contemporary fashion;
  • demonstrate professional preparation in the organization and management of a fashion photo shoot.


Course themes

  • analysis and research
  • brand personal identity
  • styling development
  • research methods and portfolio

combined programmes*

one year courses + master’s degrees (ma)** · master courses*** · cycles de spécialisation**

For students who choose combined programmes, € 5.000 will be deducted from the tuition fee of the master's programme, selected from the 2017-18 didactic offer and subsequent pricing scale. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

  • 30 April 2017 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2016.
  • 15 June 2017 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2017.

Those who enrol after these periods will not be eligible for a deduction on the tuition fee.

For further information please contact the admissions office at the Milano School of Fashion at, at the Firenze School of Fashion, Art & Design at or at the Paris School of Fashion at


*Access to the combined programmes is subject to the possession of a university degree and to obtaining a certificate on the one-year course, according to the academic year and after approval by the admissions committee at the end of the one-year course.

** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded a master's degree by Manchester Met (Manchester Metropolitan University-UK). Master's degrees include a 12-week work placement. 180 credit points must be earned in order for a master's degree to be awarded upon completion of the course. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

*** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano and Firenze will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.