Masters in Styling

Fashion Business

Offered: Gold Coast & Online.

Duration: 12 months | 2 days per week

Application Process: Successful completion of Certificate in Styling or a submission of a portfolio.

Next Intake: July, October, January, April

Study Now Pay Later Options - approx $65 per week

​This Masters course will fast track your fashion career and catapult your career years ahead of schedule. With an added focus on high level business skills, this savvy Masters course is for those seeking to further develop their skills across fashion business and within the creative sector.

Do you have....

 

  • A keen eye for the latest trends?

  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with important contacts?

  • Creative flair and extensive imagination?

  • Good people skills?

  • Confidence, determination and drive?

  • A strong passion and interest in learning all the ins and outs of the fashion industry?​

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A career in fashion will lead you to creating a strong network of contacts. With a good attitude and relevant skills, the right person could end up becoming a fashion editor, or a top stylist to A list celebs.

To succeed in the fashion industry, you're required to have a wide range of contemporary skills including strong organisational, communication and networking skills, have a creative flair and eye for design. Researching and staying up to date with the current fashion trends is a must. 


There are many roles in Fashion and a Stylist in particular can be involved in nearly every visual element in design. Stylists can be employed by fashion labels, retail stores, publishing companies, model and advertising agencies, event management companies, just to name a few.

Throughout the year ACA styling students will be privy to planning and executing photo-shoots in studio and on location, flat lays, editorial, and commercial. Students will work closely with industry photographers.

 

By the completion of the course, ACA Styling students will have created a large digital styling portfolio to show future clients and employers as well as a diverse set of styling experiences.

COURSE SUBJECTS

STYLING TOPICS

Fashion Terminology


Top Fashion Glossary & What They Mean




What is a Stylist?


Fashion stylists work across a number of different areas - individuals, corporations, fashion houses and clothing brands. Their main responsibilities include providing fashion advice, choosing and co-coordinating outfits for models in photo shoots (studio or outdoor), runways shows, actors in television and film; and choosing props and accessories and preparing them for shoots. Fashion Stylists and image consultants are highly specialised in enhancing their client’s image. But what does image really mean, and why is it so important?




Colour Theory


Wherever there is light, there is colour. While we think of colours as independent - this is blue, that is red - a colour is never seen alone but always in the context of other colours. Like a musical note, no one colour is "good" of "bad". Rather, it's one part of composition that as a while is pleasing or not. The colour wheel is our tool for understanding how colours relate to one another.




Fashion Writing & Blogging


We will introduce you to writing for a range of media. As a stylist you may be asked to write complementary text or captions for your photoshoots from your clients or employer. You could also be employed as a fashion editor or fashion assistant and write fashion content, for social media, blogs, magazines and newspapers for example.




The History of Fashion


In this topic, you will conduct research into the four (4) major eras in history.




Fabrics & Fibres


Fabrics & Fibres Terminology & Definitions.




Styling Scenarios


Working from s short brief, you will be required to choose an outfit for a styling scenario.




Client Communication


Client Communication will take you through strategies on establishing a relationship and meeting client needs during styling sessions. You will learn how to use the “questioning funnel” during this process. In this Topic you will also look into active listening and how this is the most important skill for a stylist to have during an initial consultation and the actual style session.




Body Shapes


Good knowledge of body shapes will help you understand how to create a balance and proportion with clothes




Elements & Principles of Designs


By understanding the essential components of any style, you will be able to deconstruct and reconstruct different styles effectively, regardless of your own personal preferences.




Colour Psychology


Understanding Colour




Seasonal Colour


Understanding the Colour Me Beautiful Theory and the profiles of the 12 typically suggested shades.




Sizing Standards


Clothing size refers to the label sizes used for garments sold off-the-shelf. There are a large number of standard sizing systems around the world for various garments, such as dresses, tops, skirts, and trousers.




Understanding Trends


The aim of fashion forecasting is to predict trends about 18 months to two years ahead. It involves predicting mood, behaviour, and consumer habits by linking demographic information about consumer segments and statistics on trends in retail sales with guessing how and why people buy fashion and how tastes are changing. Fashion forecasting involves combining information about colour and fabrics with socioeconomic and cultural perceptions of the fashion zeitgeist.




How To Pitch & Present


We are often required to pitch our ideas. In order for our pitch to be successful we have to plan how we can effectively present all of our points, in order to get a strong, persuasive message across to our listeners. On top of presenting a structured and well thought out argument, we also must create excitement to draw in, win over and captivate our audience.




Client Project


You will create client documents which are essential for delivering an exceptional personal styling or image make-over service. You will use these documents to deliver a consistent styling service to your market of clients.




Client Consultation


You will design and develop a Style Guide, which will be a small booklet that you can give to your clients. It is a valuable tool that clients will keep and use as a reference tool when shopping and dressing. The guide will also list your contact details and be a marketing tool that could promote future bookings and referrals.




Client Make Over


You will facilitate a two part Client Makeover, drawing on all the information and skills you have learnt through the course.




Research Current & Global Trends


Research global trends will take you through: · conduct research on a complex range, trends and ideas · analyse, critiquing and synthesising complex sources to develop own positions and ideas · design research




High Profile Clients and the Consultation Process


Conduct High Profile Designer Research and carry out associated project tasks.




Visual Merchandising


In the fashion industry, visual merchandising is an important role that is used to attract shoppers to buy apparel. You will learn what it takes to develop, deliver and communicate visual concepts and strategies to promote retail brands, products and services.




Backstage Etiquette


Learn the vital should’s and shouldn’t to help keep you on your best backstage behaviour.




Plan & style a range of photoshoots


Based on a client brief you you plan and style a range of photoshoots




Plan & style a range of flat lay photoshoots


Based on a client brief you you plan and style a range of photoshoots




Print Media


You will interpret and apply styling briefs for the Fashion Print and Publishing Industries.




Develop event concepts


Engage in a creative process of concept generation and refinement.




Undertake project work


Develop a project plan, monitor and evaluate the project plan addressing time lines and budget.




Dress Performers and Artists


Interpret dressing requirements and dress performers to meet those requirements




Editorial Styling


Learn what is takes to become an editorial stylist whose major tasks involve selecting a wardrobe for editorial fashion features.





BUSINESS TOPICS

Develop critical thinking in others





Manage budgets and financial plans





Manage business resources





Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability





Lead communication in the workplace





Write persuasive copy





Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities





Develop and implement business plans





Undertake project work





Develop social media engagement plans





Develop a social media strategy






COURSE INFORMATION

MATERIALS & RESOURCES


ACA offers students the opportunity to experience a wide range of different studio practices, each of which will require specific materials and equipment. It is the student’s responsibility to determine what materials and equipment are required for each topic. Participants studying in person are to attend each class with a laptop. Specialised Studio Workshops require additional materials and supplies and these costs are determined by the student’s choice of items. The trainer will have class Kits together to ensure that student have the essential supplies to assist them in the execution of high quality work and consistency across specialisations. A Styling Kit is included in the Tuition Fees and will be handed out on the first day of class.




COURSE STRUCTURE


Participants undertake Modules that form part of the Advanced Styling Course and the Diploma of Business Course. The Masters in Styling can be completed externally online or by remote learning, or in person at any of our studios. To qualify for successful completion of this course, the participant must pass each Module. Participants have a maximum timeframe of 2 years to complete this course. Expected completion for an engaged participant is 18 to 24 months.




APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


To apply for a spot in our Fashion Styling program, applications must include a creative portfolio. ACA will use your portfolio to assess your potential for success in the Fashion Styling program. If you do not have a portfolio, please download the Fashion Styling Application Requirements from the link below. We look at how your work demonstrates: An understanding of design and innovation in your creative work. A desire to learn and the ability to research and apply ideas. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS




TUITION FEE INCLUSIONS


Styling Kit Graduate with a professional portfolio of images.




TUITION FEES


Money Me+ Finance Option : Minimum repayment of $67.50 per week | $5 monthly fee | 12 months Interest Free ACA Payment Plan Option : 12 x payments of $958.25 Total Tuition: $11,499.00 (Includes Styiling Kit)




WHAT $ FEE $ HELP IS AVAILABLE


Please click on the logo below, fill in and submit the questionnaire. This information will allow us to provide a variety of fee options tailored to your circumstances. From time to time we may have access to funding and scholarships, we will assess your eligibility to provide available options at the time of your enquiry. We take your privacy seriously, your information will not shared with any external third parties.





GRADUATE OUTCOMES

Here are just some examples of career outcomes graduates have continued into:

PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES

Pathway into Masters in Styling Fashion Business

Diploma of Event Management

JOB OUTCOMES (but not limited too)

Freelance Stylist

Retail Stylist

Visual Merchandising

TV/Film/Wardrobe Stylist

Celebrity Stylist

Fashion Forecaster

Fashion Design

Fashion Business

Fashion Journalism

Creative Director