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Join the only accredited Fashion Styling degree in the United States and get a jumpstart to your styling career. 

This highly collaborative degree will help you acquire the creative and technical skills to build an industry-standard styling portfolio that showcases professional, imaginative, and visually engaging fashion imagery.

Fashion Styling is about creating outfits and fashion imagery based on a concept. Graduates will be fully trained to style, produce, and art direct for print and online fashion magazines, ad campaigns, commercials, e-commerce, look books, fashion shows, fashion videos, and personal clients.

Right in their first course, students will be introduced to the foundations of fashion styling and have the opportunity to work on photo shoots with models, photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists. As students advance in the program, they will mature their skills in personal styling, product styling, while learning to produce and art direct their own photo shoots. By their senior year, students will style menswear and womenswear editorial photo shoots for various publications, and build their styling portfolio.


featured courses

 
FSH184

FSH184

Intro to Styling

The entry-level class of Styling. Students build on a foundation of creative and technical skills for editorial and product styling.

Styling: FSH 184 Students

FSH188

FSH188

Editorial Makeup & Hairstyling

A unique class to gain both the skills of makeup artistry and hair styling for photo shoots. Students learn the precise techniques of editorial & clean beauty makeup alongside simple, quick hairstyles to take their photo shoots to the next level.

Photo Credit & Styling: Sophia Charles, BFA Styling

FSH280

FSH280

Personal Styling

An intermediate course with a focus on styling for male and female clients based on lifestyle and wardrobe needs. Utilizing market research, students learn the ins and outs of building a personal styling business regarding full closet revamps, seasonal shopping, and outfitting.

Styling: Jinny Nguyen, AA Styling

FSH391

FSH391

Product Styling

An interactive course that explores all the techniques of styling various fashion products with props and backgrounds. Product styling focuses on off-figure styling, a thriving and valuable skillset used for E-commerce and social media platforms such as Instagram.

Styling: Enrique Terrones & Tuba Syed

FSH284

FSH284

Photo Shoot Production

An advanced course in learning the logistics and business aspects of being a freelance fashion stylist. Topics include; project management, collaboration, and self-promotion. Guest speakers, in-class activities, and course projects give insight into the various protocols behind producing a photo shoot.

FSH384

FSH384

Menswear Styling

An upper-level course that explores the discipline of styling menswear fashion editorials. Students will apply the techniques of creating successful tailored and casual looks for men while continuing to explore editorial styling and production processes.

Photo Credit: Dayne Watai, BFA Photography / Styling: Sherelle Williams, BFA Styling

FSH478

FSH478

Editorial Styling

A senior-level Fashion Styling course to sharpen styling skills by developing innovative and original concepts. Students will explore the fashion magazine structure and how to pitch comprehensive fashion narratives to submit and get published.

Photo Credit: Jen Lovely, BFA Photography / Styling: Erica Timmons, BFA Styling

FSH484

FSH484

Styling Portfolio & Promotional Strategies

Students develop their resume, website, branding and their print portfolio. Students also start their job search, develop a cover letter, a social media strategy, and prepare for interviews.