Key Information

  • Duration: 2 weeks (Paris, Istanbul, Online), 9 days (Miami)
  • Language: English
  • Campuses: Paris, Istanbul, Miami, Online
  • Next intakes: July 2024 (from 01/07 to 12/07)
  • Application fee: €50
  • Tuition fee:
    Paris €1,500
    Istanbul €1,500
    Miami $900
    Online €500


The original objective of international fashion weeks is to allow buyers to preview seasonal collections that will appear in stores. Shows developed by international fashion houses have elevated these professional events to the rank of most expected and impactful artistic productions worldwide.

The short course Fashion Event Planning is aimed at providing students with an introduction on the different components involved in the organisation and execution of a fashion show.

In line with IFA Paris’ pedagogical strategy, this short course has been created with a practical and pragmatic focus. From understanding how to create a fitting technical sheet, to ateliers in gastronomy and oenology geared to select the perfect show catering, students will benefit from a fully immersive experience.

Teaching and Learning Strategy:
This course is based on a balanced mix between theoretical modules, workshops and practices. The overarching idea across all the components is to improve participants’ awareness and improve their overall creativity so that they can produce the most impacting, unique and coherent fashion event.

A Transversal project will be presented on the first day of the program. Students will be given a brief by their client in order to conceptualize and execute their event.

In Paris, participants to this short course will be producing a fashion show featuring collections of our graduates from the Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology and MA Contemporary Fashion Design. This is a large-scale event that can be a great addition to the professional portfolio of a future fashion event planner.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an event planner
  • Decipher a client brief in creating a successful proposal
  • Select and plan a suitable theme for specific events
  • Plan, Identify and employ practical photographic and media styling skills
  • Make creative contributions to the styling process International Fashion Academy Paris
  • Communicate effectively using visual and verbal means

The online program takes place live and in real-time (Paris or Istanbul local time) and you will interact with the lecturer and other students through our online platform. However, if you cannot attend or miss a live class, every session is also recorded and saved, so you can go back and watch it at a later suitable time for you.

Course Structure (Miami)

Course Structure (Paris, Istanbul, Online)

2 weeks, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

The program provides insights on the following aspects:

  • Development of a creative brief for client validation
  • Creation of a project management timeline detailing specific actions and stakeholders involved in the production of a show
  • Organization of final fittings of collections
  • Planning and execution of a model casting consistent with the overall theme of a show
  • Curation of a show playlist
  • Management of rehearsals
  • Elaboration and management of an action plan addressing challenges related with backstage and runway choreography.

Admission Requirements

Fee Structure

Paris & Istanbul:
Tuition fee: €1,500

Tuition fee: $900

Tuition fee: €500

Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments processed at least 7 months in advance of the program start date.

What is included in the fee:

  • Microsoft Office Pack
  • Access to IFA’s Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Course Material
  • Lectures

What is not included in the fee:

  • Expenses related to module specific materials (ex: purchase of fabrics, future boards…etc)
  • Printing and photocopying costs

Material Requirements (Online)

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • A good internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser (it would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers)
  • Microphone & Headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Adobe Creative Cloud