fashion styling & photography intensive

The visual language of communication

The course

This dynamic intensive fashion course trains participants in the main technical and theoretical concepts related to fashion photography, shooting, style and image. For those with limited time available, this course focuses on visual communication investigating the many different aspects of fashion styling, using image to persuade and inspire, and create an emotional response. Fashion stylists play a pivotal role in the success of a fashion collection, a brand or a product. They know how to emphasis style and image, and ‘talk’ through a complex mix of contemporary, cultural and aesthetic references, in order to present a captivating, innovative and effective campaign. Their work must be both strategic and creative: attentive to the historical context and culture of fashion, to current trends and developments in the industry, and yet still keep inline with a client’s brief or brand identity.

On this course participants are introduced to the key processes in creating and developing professional photo shoots, understanding how to interpret the latest trends in fashion through lighting, accessories, poses, and props, translating style in a contemporary way alongside technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

The Fashion Styling & Photography intensive course looks at editing techniques and publishing for fashion, learning how to manipulate and edit photographic work for a professional styling proposal. Research into the interaction between fashion, design and art further enhances participant’s knowledge of trends and current fashion aesthetics, while a look at key historical moments in fashion and image, as well as art and dress, assists in creative thinking, looking at styling from different contexts and cultures, in order to produce striking and innovative image proposals.


• Composition & editing
• Colour values
• Publishing
• Graphic design
• Visual communication
• Styling development and analysis
• Research methodology
• Visual history & context
• Materials and communication
• Building a professional portfolio


• Fashion stylist
• Image consultant
• Fashion photographer
• Staff/freelance photographer
• Photo editor
• Director of photography

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 programme, on the basis of the didactical offer and prices for 2018-19. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

    28 April 2018 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2017;
    15 June 2018 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2018.

After these periods no deduction will be applicable on the tuition fee.

For further information please contact the admission office at the Milano Fashion School or at Paris School


*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.