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Avocational Level Courses
Short courses


This dynamic short course focuses on the analysis of image and the development of style. From the definition of fashion moods to the importance of accessories, participants will evaluate aspects related to traits of the body and learn how to enhance and complement physical characteristics. They will work on the development of an individual style through the construction of a ‘total look’ and capture it in a photo shoot via a vocational learning approach.

Week 1 Style overview: participants study and explore key periods in history that represent past, present styles, future fashion trends and the elements that characterize and influence them. In order to fully understand the role of the stylist, participants will be guided in sourcing and collating information from research tools such as books and fashion magazines and through specific virtual domains relevant to fashion and luxury, as well as conducting iconographic research.

Week 2 Personal identity: participants evaluate the different types of human faces and bodies and are introduced to the skills and techniques used to enhance particular physical features such as hairstyling and make-up. They will gain an understanding of the fundamental elements used to dictate a style (i.e. the importance of color, silhouette, accessories and their combination) and key notions in photo shoot planning and narrative.

Week 3 Style definition & photo shoot: Participants will bring together their experience and work undertaken during the previous weeks to define, develop and present a particular style ready for a photo shoot, collating and editing their work for presentation and review in an individual stylist portfolio or style book.

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