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Fashion Styling for Beginners

Fashion Styling for Beginners
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 20 January 2021
  • Course duration: Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 pm, ten weeks

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With the influx of influencers, bloggers and celebrities dominating our social media feeds, the fashion stylist has become one of the most exciting, in demand and powerful roles within the fashion industry today.

If you’re a regular reader of fashion titles like Vogue, i-D, Elle, Grazia, or a follower of influential fashion bloggers and influencers on social media, this course will allow you to explore the paths to take you forward into this exciting industry.

As a fashion stylist you work with a team of industry experts (designers, make-up artists and photographers), and so this course is structured to reflect this dynamic.


The course is a great introduction for anyone who’s keen to explore the skills surrounding the role of fashion stylist.

It’s great for someone looking to build first-hand experience and portfolio-standard work that’ll support an attempt to gain work experience and college/university applications.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

The final outcome of the course will be a mood board showing your research and creative approach, and a high-quality image.

Tutor profile: Dennis Immanuel started his fashion career whilst studying at University.

Short of cash, he started to customise t-shirts using an airbrush, and selling them out of his dormitory to other students on campus.

A natural artist with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Dennis started a streetwear label called Moniyang with a friend, which grew a keen following in London.

Dennis has also been a costume designer, working on the romantic Bollywood comedy ‘Ticket to Bollywood’ which was filmed in London, Bournemouth and Mumbai.

Dennis has since been commissioned to style for the Jonathan Ross show and London Fashion Week, as well as giving live style makeovers on Sky’s Chrissy B Show.

Dennis was also the stylist for award-winning independent film ‘White Colour Black’, which was selected for the prestigious BFI London Festival.

Dennis’s credits include some top industry publications such as Disorder Magazine, Asiana Magazine, HUF Magazine, The Pink Prince Magazine, Menswear Buyer and many more.

He has also worked on commercial campaigns for Snickers, Money and Hownd.

Indicative maximum class size: 16

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • discuss the influential stylists in the industry and the key work they’ve produced
  • gain an understanding of the work involved in the lead up to a photo shoot
  • research and develop ideas into innovative and inspiring images (still or moving)
  • build mood boards to communicate your visual message
  • learn about the varying paths and roles you can take as a fashion stylist
  • experience working as a stylist in a studio setting and external locations
  • work in teams towards producing a final image.

You’ll be introduced to the many possible career opportunities fashion styling can lead to within the industry, including magazine editorial, online retail, in store, celebrity/television and personal shopping.

The course will include lectures and workshops that will set the tone for the practical tasks.

Lectures will include industry interviews, short films and presentations.

You’ll complete a variety of short and longer projects, which will conclude with a final presentation.

Alongside this, you’ll lead research that looks at the history of fashion styling.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginners

Entry requirement:You should have an enthusiasm for fashion and an interest in developing your creative and idea generation skills.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for fashion and an interest in developing your creative and idea generation skills.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £430

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £430

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418