Enter the Exciting World of Fashion Show Production!

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Graduate feedback about this course: 

Dear Ms. Armour, The Certified Fashion Show Producer course is the fourth one that I have taken from the Fashion Style Institute so I had expectations before starting. This course, like the others, was detailed, informative, and comprehensive. I appreciate the level of expertise and professionalism that you include in the curriculum and look forward to applying the concepts to future show productions and my career. Thank you for the training.  Sincerely, Thai L.


Dear Ms. Armour, I have taken classes under you before, but the Fashion Show Producer course was a challenge for me. Even though I have produced a fashion show before this course has given be more insight [and] more helpful tips. I was stretched out of my comfort zone to a new area of style. All the modules and materials were very detailed and informative. I have taken what I have learned into practice when I produce my next fashion show. I always come back to FSI for training because it’s affordable, easy to navigate and the instructors are always there for assistance. I want to say thank you for the Image Consultant I have become and looking forward to see where the skills that you have given me will take me and my business.   Tramaine, Certified Fashion Show Producer



Here is the course outline:

Welcome to Your Course
The exciting world of fashion show production is introduced. FSI welcome videos, how eLearning works, meet your instructor, set your profile, review the portal, practice netiquette. How learning outcomes will be achieved, how FSI grades and other introductory instructions.
How We Certify You Video Session
Multiple video and seminar review of: Learning Outcomes, CEU’s, course objectives, standards in online learning, your course structure and curriculum
Introduction to the Fashion Show Producer Course
GOAL: to supply students with the tools to execute their own fashion related events and shows. Clarifies the nature of the ever-changing fashion show. It includes practical applications on how to successfully produce a fashion show and related events. Students will gain a firm command of industry terminology, ideas, as well as practical application of skills and concepts.
MODULE ONE: The Beginning/ Introducing the Project; Defining your Role
In this module students receive a basic definition and gain an understanding of the fashion show. They are provided with a general history of the important designers and retailers who helped shape the onset of the fashion show. Finally, they are presented with the concept that fashion shows are big business and reflective of the current economic, social and political times.
MODULE TWO: The Shows, The Producer And The Team
This module discusses the fashion show as an event that is constantly changing and evolving. It defines the general types of shows into three basic categories: Production Show, Formal Runway Show and Informal Shows, such as Showroom, Trunk, Pop ups (shows in retail settings). The module explores the basic premise that new categories of shows are being invented daily with the onset of technology and the creativity of the new breed of designer.
MODULE THREE: From Pitch To Proposal And Back
This module outlines the skills needed to get a job on a production team. It gives a clear example of the important elements to be included in a proposal and a basic proposal example and outline for students’ customization. Module three discusses the process of storyboarding and vision creating. It addresses the importance of preparation for the interview and concludes with a step-¬by-step process of how to pitch a theme/show idea.
MODULE FOUR: Planning The Show
Module four is structured to provide students with a basic method for organizing the show. It defines the importance of timelines, planning calendars and budgets. It also gives students the skills to identify and secure their show’s target market. The Case Study will give students practical experience in creating budgets and timelines. The Case Study questions and related exercise will reinforce students’ knowledge base concerning budgets.
MODULE FIVE: Getting The Word Out
This module gives the students a general understanding of the new public relations (“PR”). It explores the varied roles of a publicist and lists the skills needed to enter this career path. Module 5 discusses both the traditional methods of PR and the new innovative strategies using social media and technology
MODULE SIX: Models And Merchandise
Module outlines in detail the job of the merchandise coordinator and stylist and examines the roles of modeling and casting agents, and provides examples of the most current powerful modeling agencies. The module further discusses the process of selecting and recording merchandise for the show.
How to Pull and Style a Fashion Show Video Tutorial
Using your theme sheet, line sheet, model boards and MSR, tools you will need, how to pull, how to style the looks, set up the line rack, organize the track and more.
MODULE SEVEN: The Front Of The House/The Back Of The House
Module outlines the key responsibilities of the fashion show production team in relation to the public area and private areas. It further describes in detail the important job of the dresser. It includes a case study problem for greater reinforcement of the themes and concepts in the module.
MODULE EIGHT: Showtime/ Execute the Event
Module 8 provides the necessary steps to produce a Runway Show. and reviews the importance of timelines, scripts and contingency plans. It defines the different types of rehearsals. Finally it addresses the protocol for striking a show and returning merchandise.
MODULE NINE: It’s A Wrap! Show Evaluations And Reviews
This module explores the importance of evaluations and reviews. It presents a detailed list of potential people, vendors and service providers to be evaluated. It explains the difference between an evaluation and a questionnaire, and provides specific questions one can ask for either. Professional fashion journalists and reviewers are analyzed.
FSP Final Project Create a Storyboard List
Instructions are provided, in PDF and Word format. Students are tasked with completing a timeline list of elements for the planning of a fashion show event/production.
Course ending checkout paperwork
Required: students must complete a Participant Training Evaluation form prior to exiting the course to earn their CEU's and/ or ILU's.
Graduate Resources
Free forms, worksheets, templates and resources for graduates of the Fashion Show Producer Certification course.
Library Access - Articles, Resources and White Papers
Entire fashion library includes over 20 important scholarly articles on fashion, fashion history, fashion week, etc. free for download and off-line reading. Supplemental materials include free e-books, free fashion images and other research tools students can use to further their knowledge of fashion, style and image.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Award CEU Statement