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Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Q: What can I expect to achieve by taking your workshops and seminars?
A: You will enhance your personal image visually and develop confidence to improve your self-esteem.

Q: Do I need to be a certain height and weight if I want to pursue a modeling career?
A: Although fashion models are generally thought to be tall and thin, there are many different modeling categories and lucrative opportunities exist in each of these. Categories include but are not limited to: Commercial Print, TV Commercials, Petite, Plus-Sized, Lifestyle and Parts (legs, hands, hair, eyes, etc.).

Q: How large will the seminars be and will I receive personal attention?
A: Attendance at each workshop or seminar will not exceed 15 students per session assuring that and each individual participant will receive personal attention.

Q: What will I need to bring to class?
A: Bring a notebook to write down all important information. You will be asked to practice at home as well and you will be given assignments. Be prepared to bring make-up, hair products, your favorite wardrobe articles, shoes and accessories, work-out clothes, a camera (cell phone camera is acceptable) and eating utensils.

Q: There are things I've read about the modeling industry which makes me a bit skeptical. One rumor is that models are required to pose nude?
A: "Absolutely not true." This is a matter of choice and you should never feel pressured into accepting a job which you aren't comfortable doing. If a photographer acts inappropriately, you should never hesitate in reporting him to your agent or to other proper authorities.

Q: Will I need to have a portfolio before going to see agencies or applying for modeling jobs?
A: You will not need a portfolio. However, most legitimate modeling agencies will first ask you to send in a modeling card beforehand. If they have an interest in representing you, they will set up an interview. You will always need to leave a card or head shot after a “go-see” (appointment or audition).

Q: Does this course include having a modeling card made?
A: Upon request, we will provide you with a list of professional, working photographers to choose from. We can also provide you with a team of top make-up-, hair-, and stylist- and modeling-coaches. This package will be offered at a discount rate to all of our participants. Sessions last up to 4 hours and three completely different looks will be provided. Photography rates begin at $600.00 and make-up, hair, styling and coaching start at $300.00 for the session. This is NOT an assembly line photo shoot, but will be tailored to your specific needs.

Q: How do I go about finding work after finishing the modeling classes?
A: A list of legitimate agencies will be provided as well as helpful information in finding the proper type of agency for each individual participant.

Q: If I miss a class, can I make it up?
A: Depending upon the volume of classes available within the time frame, you may join another class to make up the one which you've missed or make it up in the following semester.