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Online Summer School course: Styling for a Fashion Photoshoot.

Online Summer School course: Styling for a Fashion Photoshoot

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What is a fashion stylist/editor? What does their job actually involve? In this course you will create and style your own silhouette using newfound knowledge.


Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites.

Practical information

Summer School program
2 weeks
Next session:
29 June - 10 July 2020

Classes will take place from 10am to 7pm.

€1,290 incl. VAT

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Group size:
limited to 15 people


Fashion’s objective today is to sell products. It does this through image. The influence of photo stylists has never been so great, nor the creative dimension of their role. This course takes you into the world of a fashion stylist-editor and explains what that entails. You will learn how the images in magazines/fashion campaigns are created. You will understand the stylist’s role in their creation. You will create and style your own silhouette using your newfound knowledge.


  • The role and required skill set of a fashion stylist
  • A testimony of a guest photographer
  • The impact of an image: analysis of existing fashion campaigns
  • The role and the constitution of the mood board
  • The creative elements to turn the mood board into an image: photographer, hair stylist, makeup artist, casting, styling…
  • Collective and individual mood board research
  • Individual mood board creation
  • Online individual meetings with the tutor of the program
  • Selection and editing of clothes and accessories
  • Realization of personal mood board
  • Experimentation to build silhouettes reflecting the personal mood board
  • The construction of an image in real time
  • Individual presentation of final silhouettes including mood board, creative elements, documentation of photographed exercices of styling

Terms and pace

The course consists of a synchronous and an asynchronous part. You will attend 3-4 hours of live lessons per day with our faculty. At the same time, you will be presented with different activities to be completed between classes that you can do at your own pace. Finally, a discussion forum moderated by an IFM expert will allow you to interact with the other participants and discuss topics related to current fashion and the various aspects of the course.

Course format

  • Live courses with our faculty
  • Complementary activities (personal work, group work, quiz, ...)
  • Discussion forum during the whole program moderated by an IFM expert
  • Use of the Microsoft Teams platform
  • Individual mentoring
  • Access to IFM's online documentary resources

Required equipment

  • A computer/tablet with camera, microphone, and headphones
  • A good internet connection
  • Light kit : ring light and stand


At the end of the program, a certificate of attendance is issued to participants who have attended all of the course activities.

To sign up, fill out the online form. Once the form has been reviewed by the team, an email will be sent to you to confirm registration. Registration is final when payment of the fees has been received.

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What prerequisites are necessary ?

This course is suitable for anyone over 16 years of age. There are no prerequisites here.

Can I follow the IFM Summer School Styling for a Fashion Photoshoot program if I don't live in Paris ?

Yes, you can. The Styling for a Fashion Photoshoot program is open to anyone over the age of 16, regardless of geographic location. Anyone living abroad can follow our programs as long as the time difference allows it. It is therefore not necessary to be physically present in Paris. You will meet our expert by videoconference, deliver your work on our platform, access our electronic resources and interact with other participants on our discussion forum.

I'm a high school student. Can I still participate in the program ?

Of course you can. This course is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Program and conditions

What exactly will the synchronous and asynchronous parts consist of ?

The synchronous part will be exclusively composed of live courses delivered by our speakers via our videoconference tool. As in any classroom, you will be able to interact directly with them. All you need is a computer equipped with a webcam, a microphone and a good internet connection.

The asynchronous part will be structured around various complementary activities designed by our speakers, as well as a discussion forum moderated by an IFM expert.

What platform will be used ?

All of our online Summer Schools programs run on Microsoft Teams, a platform for video conferencing, collaborative tools, document sharing and discussion forums.

How many students per class ?

The number of students is limited to 15. This will allow you to benefit from a personalized supervision by our teacher.

What is the duration/frequency of the course ?

Our Styling for a Fashion Photoshoot program lasts two weeks with 3-4 hours of videoconferencing per day and 2-3 hours of additional activities.

I don't have a computer, can I use a phone or tablet ?

The use of a telephone is strongly discouraged. The size of the screen will make it difficult for you to complete all activities. In this case, the use of a tablet is preferable, although it is still ideal to follow the program on the computer.

What equipment is needed ?

The Styling for a fashion photoshoot program requires a computer/tablet, headphones, a microphone, and a ring light and stand.

At the end of the program, will I have proof of my attendance ?

Absolutely, the IFM will issue you with a certificate attesting to your participation.