The London School of Modelling, as featured on ITV2’s hit Reality Show Models Misfits and Mayhem, is the UK’s most exciting training academy for aspiring models and welcomes students from across the globe to its famous model boot camps.
People often ask us if they need a portfolio to get a conventional agent, and the answer is generally no. However a vast amount of people in the industry manage to get their own work by self promotion, getting out there, putting their name forward, sending out photographs joining casting websites and networking across the modelling and entertainment industry, For this a portfolio is an invaluable tool, and the more varied it is and the more different aspects of your look it shows the better chance you have of getting work. No one can ever promise you will find work in the modelling and entertainment world and no one can guarantee overnight fame, but the more dedicated and focused you are and the more you push yourself the more chance you have of success.
At the London School of Modelling our experts will teach you how to look, act and think like a professional model and in doing so put you ahead of your competition. As part of your training we will advise you which, of all the modelling agencies, is right for you. This is the most important decision a new model will make. During your 1 or 2 day Model Boot Camp, our experts will discover what type of modelling you are right for; whether its commercial modelling, high fashion modelling, teenage modelling, child modelling, plus size modelling, catalogue modelling, high street modelling, editorial modelling or catwalk, and in doing so point you in the right direction so you can find the right model agency. This is key in promoting yourself as a new model and we can give you model advice in this area.
In 2011 The London School of Modelling was filmed by ITV2 for a five part Reality Show called Models Misfits and Mayhem. The TV show, which is regularly repeated on ITV2, goes behind the scenes at the London School of Modelling, and follows the journey of a group of aspiring models who are put through their paces and battle it out to become top models.
The London School of Modelling was created to show that that the world of professional modelling is not just about high fashion & catwalk. There is a galaxy of opportunity out there for all types of models: curvy, leggy, petite, plus size, mature, strangely beautiful or beautifully strange. Whatever your look, as long as you have model potential, the London School of Modelling experts will teach you how to make the most of what you have.
The school is open to students of any age, sex, size and shape and offers training and guidance from leading industry professionals. Our 1 and 2 day Model Boot Camps have been described by its graduates as “the best time of my life” and covers everything that you might think an aspiring model needs to learn and more! Training includes:
• Catwalk training including developing your own unique walk
• How to pose and learning the difference between high fashion, catalogue & editorial poses.
• How to work with your photographer effectively and professionally and find your best angles
• How to work with your face and body shape
• Professional make up application and hair styling
• Personal styling and image development including what to wear for auditions.
• Diet fitness and nutrition tutorials
• How to present yourself at castings
• Hot tips from real models that only industry insiders can tell you
• How to market yourself as a model including learning about the different modelling agencies to approach
• The Do’s and Don’ts of the Modelling world
The school provides an after-care service where any student can call the school before their first casting or job to check they are properly prepared and have everything they need to embark upon a career in the fast-paced world of modelling. We will be happy to check which modelling agencies you are approaching and offer you invaluable advice in this area.
After you have completed your model boot camp, be careful not to rush into things. You should avoid signing with the first model agency you find, even if they are desperate to sign you up. Do your research and look around. As a new model you should not sign exclusively with a model agency unless it is one of the top 5. Unless you are a top model you need to keep your options open. If a model agency guarantees you work, then you should walk away. No model agency can ever guarantee work. The word of modelling is not like other industry, you need to have the right look and be exactly what the casting director is looking for and it may take a while before you book your first modelling job but when it does happen that will make it even sweeter! You may experience many knock backs and you will need to be very resilient. If you sign with a modelling agency and they do not call you for several weeks, or even months, this is totally normal. What you should realise is that you need to network and promote yourself as much as your modelling agency is doing so to maximise your chances of getting work as a model. This is something that we will teach you exactly how to do at our model boot camp. Remember singing with a model agency or agencies is only the first step. Your model agency will have hundreds of models on their books and we need to teach you how you can put yourself ahead of the competition.
To apply to attend the London School of Modelling please either fill in the form on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you attend the London School of Modelling to learn how to become a model & find the right model agency our experts will discover what type of modelling is right for you. The majority of modeling agencies are based in London so you may need to travel to make your modelling career work. All modelling agencies will expect you to be hard working & flexible, this is one of the most important factors in learning how to become a model. Being personable and friendly is vital in impressing casting directors and modeling agencies and is as important as looking good in the world of modelling. Your parents will need to support you in your decision to learn how to become a model because modelling is an exciting yet tough career & any model agency will tell you this.
It’s important to remember that modelling is a very competitive industry, modelling agencies are inundated with applications & not everyone will make it to the top. However there is lots of fun to be had & many different styles of modelling work & modelling agencies out there which is what we want to teach you at the London School of Modelling.