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Certified Image Consultant Beginner Course

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This course offers basic, professional skills training in fashion, style and image for starting in image consulting. If you are just starting out in this industry, or need re-training in education around image, then this course takes you to the professional level. Ideal for industry pros (hair, makeup, aesthetics, apparel sales, stylists) seeking to expand by offering a full range of image, style and fashion services. No experience necessary but a passion for fashion and of being of service helps. Newly added bonus seminar for training to start up your own business offers direction for opening, marketing and branding your business. The following is a basic topic Overview of the interactive video tutorials in this course. Course includes audio, video, interactions, mini-quizzes, exercises and exams:



Here is the course outline:

1. Begin Orientation Class

1 hr, 20 min

Course welcome, how eLearning works, meet your instructor, set your profile, review the portal, practice netiquette. Tutorials for the new learner, how to access your resources, change your profile (including photo) and join a networking group.

Section Duration
pageText Hello and Welcome to FSI 15 min
pageText Important Access Information About Video Viewing 5 min
package FSI Welcome Orientation Tour 30 min
pageText Change Your Photo and Add Your Bio 30 min

2. The Certification Review

35 min

Multiple video and seminar review of: Learning Outcomes, CEU’s, course objectives, standards in online learning, your course structure and curriculum.

Section Duration
pageText Read Information About Viewing Online Courses 5 min
package How FSI Certifies Students 30 min

3. Articles, Resources and Libraries

15 min

Your security settings, avoiding pop up blockers, setting your email, joining a group, your best profile and biography details, meet your friends, find your resources etc.

Section Duration
offline Read "About Your Course" Articles 15 min

4. First Assignment: Complete 6 Outcomes

40 min

Opportunity to get comfortable with survey templates, students submit answers electronically and their initial learning skills are examined.

Section Duration
pageText Required Project to Complete Before Moving On 30 min
pieChart Complete Six Outcomes 10 min

5. Image Consultant Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

2 hrs, 15 min

The course begins with a complete overview and detailed look into the Image Consultant profession, the fashion industry, the consultation process (detailed steps to take for a pro-consult), review of consulting forms, manuals and materials needed. Self-paced instructional video, audio, tools, resources, online links and ebooks to study. This section offers the training kits for the important components of the course.

Section Duration
offline Read Image Consultant Course Manual 30 min
package Image Consultant Course Introduction 1 hr, 30 min
comments Add a Tip or Comment on a Tip 15 min

6. Influence of Consumer Choices: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews the influence of fashion on consumer behavior. Study includes: Body image, Clothing symbols, Impression formation, Impression management, Nonverbal communication, Person perception communication model, Personality, Self-image, Stereotypes, Traits and Values.

Section Duration
package Module 1 Influence of Consumer Choices 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 1 30 min

7. Cultural Influences of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 35 min

Video section reviews the influence of culture on consumer behavior. Study includes: Adornment, Aesthetic, Androgynous, Culture, Diaspora, Diffusion, Ethnic Identity, Gender, Modesty, Protection, Psychological need, Rites of passage, Socio-cultural needs.

Section Duration
package Module 2 Cultural Influences 1 hr
pageText 5 Minute Read Anthropology of Dress and Fashion 5 min
quiz CP Quiz 2 30 min

8. Physical Influences of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews how the physical influences what we wear. Study includes: Balanced silhouette, Body proportion, Body Types (Wedge i.e.: Inverted Triangle, Triangle, Hourglass, Rectangle), Carotene, Cosmetics, Ectomorph, Endomorph, Mesomorph, Hair, Keratin, Melanin, Muscles, Nails, Skin, Somatotype.

Section Duration
package Module 3 Physical Influences of Fashion 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 3 30 min

9. Design Elements of Fashion: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews the Design Elements – Space, Shape, Form And Line. Study includes: Angular Shape, Curved line, Curved shape, Decorative line, Dominant line, Elements of design –Form, Hairstyle, Line, Shape, Space, Straight line, Silhouette and more.

Section Duration
package Module 4 Design Elements Lines 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 4 30 min

10. Design Elements - Color: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews the color theories and color analysis. Study includes: Achromatic (color harmony), Analogous (color harmony), Chroma, Color, Contrasting (color harmony), Cool hues, Dominant color types, Dimensions of color, Hue, Monochromatic, Primary colors, Secondary colors, Triad (color harmony), Value, Warm hues and more.

Section Duration
package Module 5 Design Elements - Color 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 5 30 min

11. Design Elements - Texture: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Video section reviews fabric, texture principles. Study includes: Understanding draping, Fabric, Fashion fabric, Fibers, Finish, Hand Harmony, Proportion, Tactile qualities, Tailoring, Texture, Yarns.

Section Duration
package Module 6 Design Elements Texture, Pattern, Print 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 6 30 min

12. Fashion Design Principles: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Concepts of design, fashion design decisions and design vocabulary are among the topics covered. Video section reviews important design principles – Study includes: Applied design, Balance, Design, Emphasis, Formal Balance, Harmony, Informal Balance, Progression, Proportion, Radial Balance, Rhythm, Structural Design, Unity

Section Duration
package Module 7 Principles of Fashion Design 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 7 30 min

13. Clothing Fit and Function: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Fit, tailoring, sizing guidelines and size categories are just some of the topics studied here. Study includes: Design ease, Drop, Ease, Fit (Men’s and Women’s), Fit models, Grain, Rise, Tailoring, Wearing ease, sizing categories.

Section Duration
package Module 8 Clothing Fit, Tailoring, Size 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 8 30 min

14. Wardrobe Edit and Strategies: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

1 hr, 30 min

Clothing budget, clothing selection, wardrobe planning and accessory purchasing are discussed and dissected. Video section reviews strategies used in managing client wardrobes. Study includes: Accessory Basics, Bridge jewelry, Business casual dress, Cost per outfit formula, Cost per wearing formula, Costume jewelry, Everyday casual wear, Extras, Fashion personality, Fine jewelry, Traditional business dress, Wardrobe planning.

Section Duration
package Module 9 Wardrobe Strategies 1 hr
quiz CP Quiz 9 30 min

15. Basic Apparel Style Terms

1 hr, 10 min

Over 150 core silhouettes, clothing styles and details reviewed in video format and pronunciation. Core terms for any fashion student preparing for exams. Fashion professionals need an understanding of these core terms to practice as consultants.

Section Duration
pageText Basic Apparel Terms Slide Notes 10 min
package Basic Apparel Style Terms and Pronunciations 30 min
pageText Complete Textile and Fiber Glossary 30 min

16. How to Measure, Fit and Proportion

3 hrs, 45 min

Instructor led video demonstrating principles of proportion, fit, cut, tailoring, styling. Steps for creating a visually perfect outfit, the Golden Mean in fashion coordination and harmony of design. Students learn important concepts of proportioning clothing, matching hairstyles to facial shape, fit principles and focal points. The ABC’s of the client measurement session are reviewed in this course section.

Section Duration
offline Review How to Measure Articles 5 min
package How to Measure Tutorial 1 hr
package Proportion and Balance in Fashion Styling 1 hr
pageText Proportion and Balance Course Notes 10 min
package Proportion Part 2 The 123's 30 min
pencil Proportion Part 2 The 123's Assignment 1 hr

17. Styling Game Sessions

30 min

Practice interactive styling sessions, identify how to clothe each body shape, use software to create client books, collages, style directives and more. Create coordinated sets, multiple clothing choices, mix and match options. Learn to style, coordinate, hairstyles, facial shape PLUS complete five interactive exercises in styling.

Section Duration
package Styling Game Review 15 min
pieChart Styling Game Review Exercises 15 min

18. Jewelry and Accessory Styling Basics

4 hrs

Training begins with the fundamentals of facial shape, facial lines, facial proportion and feature analysis. Subjects in audio and video tutorials include: Golden triangle, 5 Face, neck and shoulders, Focal points, Fit and Flatter, Understanding basic lines and figure types, Body to Face Shape Match, Angled Facial Shapes, Incorrect Necklines, Curved Facial Shape, Correct Necklines, Accessory Line, End Module Assignments

Section Duration
offline Download Resource Forms 1 hr
pageText Jewelry Accessory Styling Student Manual 1 hr
package Jewelry Accessory Module 1 1 hr, 30 min
quiz Jewelry Intro Quiz 1 30 min

19. Jewelry and Accessory Analysis and Consulting Steps

1 hr, 30 min

Jewelry and Accessory Part 2 - Consulting Steps. The audio and video fundamental studies include: Intro –professional Jewelry and Accessory styling, Consultation – Methodology of consulting process, Preparation and Draping Process, Taking Digital Photographs, Detailed Head and Face Measurements, Determining Golden Triangle, Determining Facial Shapes and Lines. Quiz to test / passing rate 80%

Section Duration
package Jewelry Accessory Module 2 1 hr
quiz Jewelry and Accessories Quiz 2 30 min

20. How to Identify Facial Shape and Hairstyles

1 hr, 45 min

How to measure, determine and verify the correct facial shape. Then discover how to choose appropriate hairstyles for each facial shape. Video tutorials teach how to identify “lines” in facial features, determine scale of facial proportions that influence hair style. Quiz practice included.

Section Duration
package Facial Shape Module 1 hr, 30 min
pageText How to Identify Facial Shapes Workbook 15 min

21. Accessory Styling Sessions: Course Lessons, Video, Interactive Methods

2 hrs

Building on prior tutorials this section rounds out the study of the fundamentals of Jewelry and Accessory Client Styling and includes modules on: Mature Faces, Scale of Features, Tip Sheets, Accessory Styling The Client, Best Styles Create Winning Impressions, Accessory Styles, How to Wear scarves, hats, glasses, wigs, necklines, Designer Jewels, Costume Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Trends and Fads, Shopping Resources, and more.

Section Duration
package Jewelry Accessory Styling Module 3 1 hr, 30 min
quiz Jewelry & Accessory Styling Sessions Quiz 3 30 min

22. Color Analysis and Consulting Methods

4 hrs, 15 min

Color Analysis training modules in client color consulting methods, the study of color, skin tone, undertone. Modules include study in skin tone contrast, temperature, tone, hue. The ten-step color draping and analysis process is thoroughly reviewed and includes video examples and tutorials.

Section Duration
offline Color Analysis Student Manual 1 hr
package Color Analysis Part 1 1 hr
package Color Analysis Part 2 1 hr
package Color Analysis Part 3 1 hr
pageText Color Analysis Extras 15 min

23. Adobe Kuler Tutorial Audio/Video

50 min

Visually identify inherent colors for clients using provided software (free download). This tutorial breaks down the steps to take to create a photo, upload it and identify inherent colors in eye color. For use in identifying correct clothing and accessory colors as well.

Section Duration
package How to Use Kuler For Color Analysis 45 min
pageText Adobe Kuler Worksheet 5 min

24. How to Coordinate, Mix and Match Fashion

2 hrs, 5 min

Master class in styling - how to coordinate fashion combinations of print, texture, pattern and color. Includes video instructions and tutorials on combining three, four and more prints and patterns to achieve "high styling" mastery. 133 page manual is included "How to Coordinate Fashion"

Section Duration
pageText Student Manual Mixing to Match How to Coordinate Fashion PDF
package How to Coordinate Fashion Part 1 1 hr
package How to Coordinate Fashion Re-Cap 1 hr
pageText Style Garment Cheat Sheet 5 min

25. Learn to Digitally Collage For Clients

2 hrs, 10 min

Digital collage work is an art form and one that can be intergrated into the work a stylist consultant does with clients. Learn to assemble outfits that tell a story to visually explain the principles of fashion and clothing coordination, create sets, plan modular dressing, travel planners and more.

Section Duration
pageText PicCollage Instructions 10 min
package PicCollage Demo and Tutorial 1 hr
pencil Describe and Submit PicCollage Project 1 hr

26. Final Project/ Case Study

1 hr, 30 min

Essay assignment and case study analysis - determine client's body shape, provide solutions, suggesting appropriate garments and accessories to benefit the clients prospects. Passing rate for the essay is scoring grade of 80% or higher.

Section Duration
pencil Image Consultant Final Project Case Study 1 hr, 30 min

27. Image Consultant Final Exam

1 hr

Online exam to test student’s absorption of the course training. 25 true/ false, multiple choice, mix and match and two essay questions. Scoring is standard from A to F (fail). Passing score must be 80% or higher.

Section Duration
quiz IC Final Exam 1 hr

28. Student Project - Define Your Niche Market

1 hr, 30 min

Students discover a powerful method toward identifying their niche market within this industry. Graded assignment offers key feedback to motivate students toward professional consultant status. A great way to define their business goal.

Section Duration
pieChart Ten Question Survey for Working Consultants 30 min
pencil Image Consultant Target Niche Market Statement 1 hr

29. Student Review and Rating

Feedback review and rating by instructors. Students will now be reviewed and rated by their instructor and feedback given about the students professional performance skills throughout the course along with advice about improvement if needed.

pageText Rating Student Performance/ Instructor Feedback

30. Course ending checkout paperwork

20 min

All students completing the course are required to submit a brief feedback testimonial about their experience with the course. Click the link below for instructions and sample. Students also must complete a Participant Training Evaluation form prior to completing the course to earn their CEU's and/ or ILU's.

Section Duration
pageText MUST READ: Important Information About the Portal Policies
pageText Rate This Course 5 min
pieChart Graduate Exit Survey Participant Evaluation
pencil Exit Feedback 15 min

31. ZIP Graduate Resource Documents

15 min

Online library of downloadable resources, forms, eBooks and supportive material to help the new graduate build a strong business. Badges include your CIC image in jpeg and psd formats for use on your website and materials. Download NOW as this module will lock when your course is complete.

Section Duration
pageText Free Customizable Forms 15 min


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Award CEU Statement
FSI Official Final Certification Award
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