Student Life does not begin and end in the classroom. Below are highlights of some of the experiences and involvement available to our students while they are in school, post graduation and on going thereafter – including in class, in studio, industry practicals, career support and committee involvement.
Proclaimed as having one of the best looking facilities, our students can’t help but adorn their learning environment. Learning, creating and honing their newly acquired artistic skill sets in a fun hands on learning environment where standards are set high, but fun and creativity are equally fostered.
Instructors are highly successful and are active professionals that hail from the current media, fashion and glamor industries. Class sizes enable our qualified instructors to focus efforts on honing advanced skill sets of each individual student. Course material is rigorously reviewed on a continual basis which ensures that new industry information and techniques are clearly highlighted, guaranteeing that each of our student’s competence is up to par if not exceeds current industry standards.
Our onsite Studio has been designed to give our students a real industry feel on where and how digital and print imagery is produced. Seamless and color backdrops, state of the art lighting and a digital screen allow our students to see their work shot frame by frame. Our Photographers are talented and supportive, giving students the encouragement to conceptualize and bring to life their work during each portfolio shoot. While shoots and digital edits are included for students in their advanced courses, past graduates have the opportunity to upgrade their portfolios on an ongoing basis only at the cost of edits and no studio fees!
No amount of classroom hours can weigh against the value of the hands on time spent in real industry environments. We believe that true experience and confidence is built within a practical setting which is why we are one of the few schools that is excited to provide our students and graduates with the opportunity to gain extensive amounts of practical experience. Students are provided with the opportunity to conceptualize, design and style models and contestants of many mainstream events throughout the year. Events have included the Miss Universe Canada, America’s Next Top Model, Designer Fashion Shows with Stacey McKenzie, IMATS, and a multitude of other events which include a series of: TV, films, catalog shoots, album covers, music videos, fashion shows, beauty pageants, media events and even magazine shoots where students have had their work published even before having graduated!
There’s no shortage of opportunities at GLOW to build experiences and credentials that can be used to build a strong resume. This is why GLOW Grads graduate with experience like no other place. HOW TO Workshops are available at no charge to our students and grads alike to learn: formatting resumes, portfolio building, marketing yourself, applying for jobs, starting a beauty business, freelancing and more. Additionally SHE INC. Girl Talk sessions allow our students to learn such things as the Power of Positive Thinking, How to Deal scenarios and overall success principles that not only give our students and grads an edge in the market place but also positively effect many areas of their personal lives.
For those that want to maximize their learning experience even further, being a part of the GLOW Committee allows students to develop and enhance interpersonal skills while helping produce trendy industry events, from our amazing GRAD parties to Blogger events to makeup competitions that involve many of the key players in the industry.