Fashion Styling

Where Stylists are Made

Join the only accredited Fashion Styling degree program in the United States and get a jumpstart on 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.



The Fashion Styling Degree

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.

From the first course, you will have the opportunity to work on photo shoots with models, photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists. Your skills in personal and product styling will mature as you produce and art direct your own photo shoots. By senior year, you will have created an impressive styling portfolio that showcases your menswear and womenswear editorial photo shoots for various publications..

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A Beautiful Collaboration

180 Magazine is a collaborative effort created by students from Fashion Styling, Fashion Design, Fashion Journalism, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, and Photography. 180 Magazine provides a print and digital platform for Academy of Art students to communicate their creative experiences and creations. Both onsite and online students are given the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world context, publish their work, and build their portfolios while working closely with the industry they are preparing to enter.

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The Styling Closet

As a student in the Fashion Styling program, you have access to over 2,500 garments, accessories, and props to style your projects and photoshoots. In addition to brands such as Chanel, Prada, Loewe, Céline, Dolce & Gabbana, Phillip Lim, Alice & Olivia, Isabel Marant and Derek Lam, Zara, H&M, and J.Crew, you can incorporate authentic, hand-picked, vintage pieces, including one-of-a-kind garments donated from the Academy’s MFA and BFA design collections.

Careers in Fashion Styling

Graduates from the Fashion Styling program at Academy of Art are trained to work as personal, product, commercial, and editorial stylists. They are experienced in photo shoot production, art direction, and are expert collaborators. If you have a passion for the fashion industry and are interested in an incredibly creative career, you should consider a career as a fashion stylist.

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