session is limited to 12 students, allowing excellent individual attention. Upon entry into program students are eligible to be placed with Julie Nation Model and Talent Management!
The goal of this is to prepare new models for career opportunities in the modeling profession through exposure to metropolitan model and talent agencies, and local employers.
Our relationship-style of management assists in bringing out the best in each individual. The skills obtained though the Julie Nation programs will equip a student for life. Students
will gain the confidence and composure to handle life's challenges and meet the entertainment world with a fresh bold attitude and a positive self-assurance and professionalism.
- One 2 hour Modeling Workshop per week for 20 weeks
- Year-round special events, opportunities and graduate workshops
- One Head Shot Photo Shoot Session (36 images)
Health, Fitness & Figure Control
Skin Care Analysis & Techniques
Professional Cosemtic Techniques
Hair Care & Styling
Wardrobe & Stying
Professional Attitudes & Responsibilities
The Art of Communication, Social Success, &Etiquette
Visual Poise & High Fashion Runway Modeling
Trunk Shows & Retail Modeling
Portfolio Preparation & Development Shoot
Photo Posing Techniques
Television Commercial Workshops
Auditions & Go-Sees
In-House Fashion Show
The Professional Modeling division is divided into commercial
print, high fashion print, and runway. Sessions are 2 hours a week
for 20 weeks for a total of 40 instructional hours.
The building of one's self-image and confidence is the
key of these sessions. Self-acceptance, positive thinking and increased self-confidence are cornerstones
to the entire program experience. The use of creative visualizations as a reference tool is often used.
Job interview workshops are also included as an aid in learning professional presentation.
Health, Fitness & Figure Control:
Knowledge of nutrition and figure control is
vital to good health, self-confidence, dignity and grace. Exercise and healthy eating is the primary way to
achieve any figure goal. The school's aim is to compare and contrast different nutritionist's theories, hence
compiling a personal philosophy suited to each individual. Exercises and aerobic workshops are included.
Skin Care Analysis & Techniques:
Skin types are analyzed and an appropriate cleansing
program recommended. Biology of the skin and comparison of products included. An appreciation of nutrition and
health as an irreplaceable element in one's beauty program is emphasized, and personal plans are suggested.
Professional Cosmetic Techniques:
Application of cosmetics and their appropriate uses
are the objectives of these workshops. The sessions include color analysis for skin types, foundation, rouge,
contouring, highlighting, mascara, eye shadow, lip line, manicuring, as well as understanding the use of
application tools. Both color and black & white photography make-up are taught. Make-up appropriate for
photography and runway appearances is covered. Students are expected to be able to learn the appropriate
techniques to achieve either formal or informal result.
Hair Care & Styling:
The condition and type of each student's hair is evaluated
and daily care recommendations are made. Hair products are described in relation to their purpose and best
use. Each student has his or her face shape defined, and hairstyles recommended accordingly for both current
and future styling decisions. These sessions are taught keeping job interviews, runway, and photography “looks”
in mind. This section also includes exploration and mastery of a variety of current casual, daytime, and
business styles as well as formal styles. Flexibility in look is stressed along with suitability for particular
moods and fashion.
Wardrobe & Stying:
This session begins with finding the right colors and tones
of clothes for the student, which depends on their skin and hair color. A variety of current casual, daytime,
business and formal styles are explored. Particular moods of fashion are also discussed and studied. Current
fashion trends will be analyzed and put into perspective in relation to each individual's body types.
Professional Attitudes & Responsibilities:
A broad range of topics are covered to
enhance the individual's perception of professional behavior. Habits and attitudes are important in the field
of modeling and will be evaluated. Other areas include the use of composites, portfolios, resumes, personality,
modeling interviews, on-the-job behavior, and knowledge of the field and job opportunities.
The Art of Communication, Social Success, & Etiquette:
Communication skills are
emphasized as they apply to successful professional presentations. The tools of good speech are studied;
breathing techniques, pronunciation, inflection, gestures, facial expressions, vocabulary choices, and
emotion projection are all included. Peer group pressures, establishing one's value system, confidence in
being an individual and making one's own decisions are some other topics discussed. Etiquette is very
important in any business and in life. Your personality and manners are reviewed that can help you excel in
Visual Poise & High Fashion Runway Modeling:
Posture and body language is
taught for each student to apply to their personal life as well as professional situations. In addition
to creating healthy posture habits, effective body language communication is taught for job interviews,
stage and sales presentations. Techniques are presented in keeping with current trends and include pivots
and turns, arm and head movement, coat/accessory techniques, expressions, terminology, visual poise, and
use of props. Students are expected to incorporate this knowledge into a coordinated fashion show to be
presented at the conclusion of the course.
Trunk Shows & Retail Modeling:
In these situations the model must both show
the garment and communicate information about the garment in a store, showroom, or tearoom on a one-on-one
basis. This requires general and specific knowledge about clothing and effective communications, both of
which are emphasized in our classes.
Students are taught how to display products or ideas at
events such as trade shows, conventions, sales meetings, or other similar occasions. They must be able
to communicate effectively as well as choose a wardrobe, hairstyle, and make-up that represents the
Portfolio Preparation & Development Shoot:Students will be taught techniques
on how to put together a working portfolio. The use of live photographic test shots and the results are
incorporated into a portfolio for use in interviewing with agencies and/or potential clients.
Photo Posing Techniques:
Students will demonstrate a mastery of a variety of poses portraying different moods;
standing and with sitting props; body and facial movement and alignment. Two complete changes (including hair, make-up and clothes) used for a practice
photo shoot will be brought to class. This will create ideas for looks and give the student the confidence needed to shoot with a professional photographer.
To advance one's career in modeling, a thorough understanding
of agency registration and procedures is needed. Model's release forms and contracts are reviewed.
The composition of the resume is accomplished. Students in class perform mock agency interviews with an
Television Commercial Workshops:
On-camera performances and critiques prepare
the model with introduction to script reading and audition skills. The student uses actual TV commercials,
and voice development skills are reviewed.
Auidtions & Go-sees:
The students will be taught how to handle an audition.
The importance of good communication, being prepared and properly dressed will be analyzed.
In-house Fashion Show:
Models demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have
learned by planning, organizing and performing in a fashion show to which their families and friends
are invited. The show will prepare them for fashion shows they will be invited to perform in year-round.
Some of these events are mall shows and our annual Julie Nation Academy Search. This is also excellent
to list on the student's resume for agents' review.