Open house on Sept. 9 offers early glimpse of program
For trend-setters looking to make a mark on the world of
fashion, Cal State L.A. (CSULA) will launch the Fashion
Styling program this fall quarter, a nine-course program
that will give students access to industry professionals,
celebrated guest speakers and on-location photo shoots.
Providing an early glimpse at the program, an open house
will take place at CSULA on Sept. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. in room
219 of the Golden Eagle Building.
The only program of its kind on the West Coast, the Fashion
Styling program is offered through CSULA's Division of
Extended Learning and is available to qualified matriculated
and non-matriculated students seeking to expand their
personal and professional lives.
"The Fashion Styling program will be an incredible
opportunity for artists interested in this booming industry.
The program is specifically designed to prepare them for
work as a collaborative member of a styling team dedicated
to creating stunning visual imagery," said Crystal Wright,
the renowned former styling agent and celebrated author who
created the program.
Fashion Stylist program is located in the heart of the
entertainment industry. Wright hand-picked course
instructors for the program who have many years of
experience in the industry and who still work as leaders in
their perspective fields. The instructors include
internationally-recognized photographer Kevin Michael
Schmitz, Los Angeles-based fashion stylist and wardrobe
consultant Cory Savage and renowned fashion stylist and
costume designer Michele Gampel.
Fashion Styling program will test students' abilities
and enhance their skills in a learning environment that was
specifically designed to develop their creative potential.
"This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity," said Wright.
"Students will interact with industry professionals,
celebrated speakers and expert panels. They will also embark
on several field trips and photo shoots allowing them to
take a rare glimpse into the fashion world."
The Fashion Styling program is open to all qualified
matriculated and non-matriculated students interested in
expanding their personal and professional lives. Each of the
nine courses are offered at between $350 and $450. Most of
the courses are scheduled in the evenings between 6 and 9
p.m. and on the weekends.