News Release| Fashion Styling Program; Cal State L.A.

Cal State L.A. to offer Fashion Styling Program taught by renowned industry professionals

Sept. 9, 2010 open house offers early glimpse of program

Los Angeles, CA — 09/08/10 — For trend-setters looking to make a mark on the world of fashion, Cal State L.A. (CSULA) will launch its Fashion Styling Program this fall, a series of nine courses that will give students access to industry professionals, celebrated guest speakers and on-site photo shoots. Providing an early glimpse at the program, an open house will take place at CSULA Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, 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 Education and is available to qualified matriculated and non-matriculated students.

“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, a renowned former styling agent and celebrated author who created the program.

By being taught at CSULA, the Fashion Stylist Program is just a few miles from the heart of the entertainment industry. Wright has 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.

According to Wright, the 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.”

Each of the nine courses offered in the Fashion Styling Program is priced between $350 and $450. Most of the courses are scheduled in the evenings between 6 and 9 p.m. and on the weekends.

Students interested in attending the open house should call (323) 343-4916 to reserve a seat. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.

To learn more about the Fashion Styling Program, visit /exed/sub/professional/FashionStyle.htm.

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