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One-Year Fashion Styling Program at Istituto Marangoni Miami

The one-year fashion styling program at Istituto Marangoni Miami grants students with the opportunity of a successful future in the fashion industry. Completing these courses at an accelerated pace allows students to gain all of the knowledge within a shorter time frame to make their debut in the industry. Marangoni fashion styling students are prepared to thrive in the world of fashion and develop their own creative ideas by learning vital skills and techniques, especially with the role of fashion styling in such high demand. Students in the program are provided with a hands-on learning environment to execute their ideas and gain experience in the craft for potential industry opportunities. Ranging in different levels, the courses to become a fashion stylist allow students to advance from introductory lessons to experienced techniques and concepts in the span of one year.

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Why Should I Attend the One-Year Styling Program at Istituto Marangoni Miami?

The fashion styling classes at Istituto Marangoni Miami provide students with a thorough understanding of the principle techniques for creating contemporary fashion images for magazines and online media channels. At the end of this program, you will receive a diploma proving your completion. The fashion styling one-year program also grants you the opportunity to connect with talented students and instructors, plus work on developing projects with top brands.

How Will I Learn in the One-Year Fashion Styling Program?

The fashion styling one-year program is offered in four different levels ranging from introductory themes to more advanced topics of the industry. The courses are designed in a set of four levels that each extend over 12 weeks to allow for a flexible learning experience for the students based on their progress, achievement, and knowledge. For a more intimate and personalized classroom setting, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 students.

Structure of the Fashion Styling One-Year Program

The fashion styling program consists of learning the techniques to present ideas and trends for effective visual communication proposals for different platforms and effectively apply communication skills to transmit the right messages for brand identity. To prepare students for potential professional settings, our fashion styling classes encompass a range of ideas from a foundational level to specialized approaches.

Level 1: Introduction to Fashion Styling

Start with an overview of the ‘Fashion System’ and an introduction to visual communication, presentation skills, plus basic techniques in creative writing for print and online media proposals. This 12-week course allows students to understand style through historic periods, plus the basic history of iconographic research and fashion photography.

Level 2: Image Development

Take a look at the communication of fashion and image through digital and social media as well as the influence and impact it has on typical communication methods. Students in this 12-week course will be introduced to photoshoots, skills in graphic design to develop a research-based personal blog, and how style is used to transmit a message or story.

Level 3: Fashion Branding

Provides an introduction to marketing and its theoretical studies for brands to create identity awareness for the contemporary fashion markets as well as how brands operate and react to demands and changes within the market. In this 12-week course, students will have the opportunity to research in order to propose new visual fashion brand identities.

Level 4: Fashion Editorial

Learn analytical and interpretation techniques to interpret concepts in contemporary methods, the history of beauty, hair, and makeup to enhance skills vital for considering the models’ appearance. Students in this 12-week course will have the chance to plan, organize, and execute model photo shoots with the support of props and a fashion team.

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Potential Careers with the One-Year Fashion Styling Program

The fashion styling courses allow students to learn the roles of both fashion in a creative sense but also in a business perspective through rationalizing ideas, developing the ability to visualize and realize creative results. Careers involving fashion styling could branch into diverse professional practices in advertising, visual merchandising, or trend forecasting. There are roles in the industry that combine those essentials skills on different levels that are needed to be successful such as:

  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Image Consultant
  • Personal Stylist
  • Wardrobe Consultant
  • Personal Shopper

How Can I Apply for the One-Year Fashion Styling Program?

To enroll as a student in the fashion styling one-year program at Istituto Marangoni Miami, complete and submit your application by the deadline of the course start date you’d prefer – January, April, July, or October.


When filling out the application, select “Progressive Level Courses” from the program drop-down list if interested in completing each level individually. From the progressive course list, choose the desired level from the fashion styling course options ranging from introductory level 1 increasing to level 4. Lastly, select the course start date ideal for your education plan. If you wish to complete all four levels, select “One-Year Accelerated Courses” on the drop-down menu when filling out your application. In the following step, choose your desired subject of study as well as your intended program start date.


The Fashion Styling Courses are $9,500 USD per level, which includes a non-refundable registration fee. All four levels together, total $38,000 USD. By completing your application by the deadline date, $1,000 USD will be reduced from the total price. If necessary, a payment plan can be arranged, but the amount remaining should be paid in full 60 days prior to the course start date.


To complete your registration the following documents are needed:

  • Copy of your ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Resume (CV)


If you require a student visa, the following documents are needed to issue your M1 student visa:

  • Copy of Passport
  • International address
  • Bank extract with at least double the amount of the program cost

If the bank extract belongs to a family member, a sponsor letter from the bank is needed stating they will be financially responsible for the student during their time at Marangoni. Once the visa documents are submitted and you receive your M1 student visa form, complete the following steps to issue the student visa:

  • Make an appointment with the embassy
  • Pay the I-901 fee and take the receipt to the embassy
  • Go to your appointment - your M1 Visa will either be accepted or denied

Note: If you are enrolling as an international student, an English test is required. You have a maximum of two attempts for a passing score with no charge, after the second attempt the program requires a payment option. Your English test results should be emailed to the representative who has been or will be in contact with you.

What are the Benefits of Completing the Fashion Styling One-Year Program at Istituto Marangoni Miami?

As the globally recognized Miami School of Fashion, we are a top provider of internships and opportunities for students to work with major names in the fashion industry. The fashion styling courses cover current circumstances affecting the industry like cultural issues and will prepare students for real-world situations. Plus, at an advanced pace, students are able to finish the program in the span of one year and receive an official diploma of completion from the fashion institute. The classes are designed to be immersive and hands-on for students to gain personal experience to develop individual ideas. Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Fashion Styling courses as well as other programs give students the resources to establish strategic methods and apply them in professional environments. Our students have had the opportunity to attend and participate in events such as:

  • Miami Art Basel
  • National and International Fashion Weeks
  • Paraiso Miami Beach - Miami Swim Week
  • Chanel Cruise Collection Runway Show
  • Special guest visits, partnerships, talks, and more!

Fashion Styling Courses Price

Programs Total Per Level - In Person
Fashion Styling Courses $9500

The cost of the courses includes a non-refundable registration fee. $1,000 will be reduced from the full price if the online application is completed by the deadline date. A payment plan can be arranged, but the remaining amount should be paid in full 60 days prior to the chosen course start date.




This course starts with an introduction to styling for the fashion industry, together with an overview of the ‘Fashion System’. Visual communication and presentation skills are introduced, alongside basic techniques in creative writing for print and online media proposals. The History of Art and Dress further supports participants understanding of style through key historic periods, as well as a basic history of fashion photography and iconographic research.

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– 12 weeks



The Fashion Branding Unit provides students with an introduction to marketing. Theoretical studies of marketing and brands create an awareness of the meaning of identity for contemporary fashion markets and contextualize how brands operate and respond to innovation, demands and change within these markets. Students will research and propose a new fashion visual brand identity for a clearly identified market segment in realising a advertorial supported by a written rationale which evidences the application of information, validity of ideas and relevance of work.   

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This course takes a look at fashion communication and image through digital media and social networks, including the influence and impact of social media on traditional communication processes. Participants are introduced to photo shoots, and to how style can be used to communicate a message or story. Skills in graphic design are further developed to create a personal blog supported by individual research.

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– 12 weeks



In this Fashion Editorial Unit, the students plan, organise and realise their first model photo shootings using props. After learning analytical and interpretation techniques, the students interpret a concept in a contemporary manner, work on the set and direct the photographer and their team (hair stylist, makeup artist, model, and assistant(s)). Students also discover beauty, hair and makeup from the history to the upcoming trends. This area enhances the students’ skills in being able to consider the models’ appearance and select the most appropriate makeup and hairstyle.

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Raquel Lieven - Fashion Business

Marangoni’s Fashion Business course provided me with a real-time analysis of the fashion market as it grappled with the Covid pandemic. 


Alexia Marie - Fashion Styling
Since my interest in fashion sparked I wanted to study at a school where professors could help and encourage me to stand out from the masses and find my way and purpose through the fashion industry. 

Download The Continuing Education Programs Brochure

Fashion courses are supported by lectures, workshops, and subject specific presentations by a faculty of professionals in the field. If participants have little or no previous experience but would like to become familiar with some of the key disciplines in the industry, or a specific area, there are a variety of levels and course durations to suit all preferences. Continuing education courses are also the perfect ‘taster’ or introduction to the fashion industry, which may help in decision making for future in-depth study or career path development.

Complete your information and download the Brochure about the Degree programs and Fashion Courses. There are some experiences in life that lead to a radical transformation, where what comes after is light-years ahead of what preceded it. It is via such experiences, nurturing emotion and aspiration combined with academic rigor and expertise, that Istituto Marangoni participants have the opportunity to successfully navigate a stimulating, challenging, and productive future, and take their place amongst the stars. Studying at Istituto Marangoni provides such an experience, connecting skill and style at high-end international locations with an Italian imprint of history and culture, enriching talent and encouraging ambition.

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* These courses are not designed or intended to qualify its participants and graduates for employment. They are intended solely for the vocation, personal enrichment, and enjoyment of participants.

* Vocational level courses are not licensed by the Commission for Independent Education. These vocational short courses are not intended for employment purposes. 

What Is A Progressive Fashion Styling Course?

The progressive fashion styling courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami are 12-week courses that are part of the One-Year intensive program in order for students to finish their education at an accelerated pace. Each course out of four total increases in experience from an introductory level to more advanced-level techniques. Overall, students will be trained and familiarize themselves with concepts and skills to communicate creative fashion images with clear messages to support a brand’s identity or vision.

How Long Does It Take To Become A Stylist?

Each course level spans over 12 weeks. These fashion styling courses are offered in a set which are arranged into four distinct levels ranging from foundational ideas and moving up into more experienced topics using all of the skills and concepts previously learned. Istituto Marangoni Miami’s goal with these progressive courses is for students to be able to complete all levels, finishing the progressive fashion styling program in the time frame of one year.

How Do You Become A Fashion Stylist?

By attending and completing these progressive fashion styling classes, students will receive a diploma at the end of the program that certifies experience and allows for further opportunities in the fashion industry. Students within the program will also be presented with professional opportunities while studying and will have the chance to network with other fashion students and experienced instructors.

Fashion Styling

12-Week Progressive Courses in Fashion Styling