Reaching to exceed the interests and expectations of their student body, iconic modeling and acting school, Barbizon, has announced additions to their training curriculum. The company notes that in the 21st century, young performers are encountering a miscellany of new, culturally specific professional barriers. Barriers, which their educators and parents did not face in life, let alone the entertainment industry.
Today, when researching the background of a potential employee requires little more than a Google search, the path of self-representation has become something of a slippery slope. Traditional schools do not train young models and actors to properly manage public social media profiles or encourage them to develop following bases. Barbizon intends to reach out to potential students from all walks of life with varied interests of their own. Ideally, the program will entice non-industry students as well as those interested in modeling and acting. Non-industry students will have the opportunity to educate themselves in the ways of job hunting, business networking and more.
Obviously, interested models and actors have the opportunity to enter the Young Professional class alongside their non-industry peers. Barbizon believes that creating a diverse classroom atmosphere only serves to benefit all students. For models, the program sheds light on making a business out of “you” with steps to managing a professional modeling/acting career by oneself. In today’s industry, self-representation goes above and beyond mass mailing one’s resume and comp card to agencies.
This model transcends Barbizon’s business stratagems of past, opening their market to a new niche, young professionals. The new program builds on the idea of success, how it is defined and how one achieves success, respectively. Pupils will still receive the industry-related perks that other Barbizon students are privy to. Such as professional photographs, resume workshops and opportunities to attend professional studio tapings.
The Professional Development curriculum will afford Barbizon students the opportunity to study new and interesting subjects, which are not offered in traditional schooling. The progressive program covers such topics as: dressing for success, with nods from their modeling program; “Winning is a Mindset” and other attitude-based development;
Barbizon announced that students are already enrolled in the Young Professional in multiple locations across the US.
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About Barbizon Model & Talent
Established in New York City in 1939, Barbizon has been in business for over a half a century with models gracing the covers of every fashion magazine and talent in television shows and feature films. The Barbizon Modeling Classes Curriculum prepares students to enter the world of modeling with self-confidence, poise, and style. Barbizon offers training in these areas which is key to success in the modeling industry as well as in everyday life.
With schools and affiliated agencies located in New York, Bangkok, Santo Domingo, Toronto, Hawaii, Barcelona, Los Angeles…. There are over 200 locations worldwide.