Modeling schools are a great idea for anyone who is interested in becoming a model. Though some might think that a school is unnecessary, there are many models who attended school and felt that the experience greatly enhanced their careers.
The key isn't in attending modeling schools, but rather in attending legitimate schools that will teach you the tools of the trade.
When choosing a school it's important to determine what type of curriculum they use. The school should be experienced, have a good report from the Better Business Bureau, and have a full curriculum that will teach the basics of modeling.
The basics that should be included in the curriculum include poses, how to walk on the runway, beauty tips, how to apply makeup, how to prepare for a photo shoot, and what a modeling career involves.
Not everyone who attends a school will stay in the field, and some may never work in the modeling field at all.
However, all graduates will agree that a school is a great way to boost your self-confidence and the things you learn in school will help you throughout your life.
The best way to ensure that you select a legitimate school is to perform your homework and research the school.
Though these schools are a great way to prepare for a modeling career, it's important to realize that many unscrupulous people will run scams that will make unrealistic promises in an attempt to get students.
When you or your child attends a school, you should be fully aware that there are no guarantees that a successful modeling career will be the result.
You might find that signing with a school that is associated with one of the top modeling agencies is the safest approach.
Every model's goal should be to sign with a reputable agent, and when you are trained through a school that is associated with modeling agencies, you'll have an easier time transitioning from student to career.
A great resource for finding out whether or not a school or agency is legitimate or engaging in fraudulent practices is to check with the Federal Trade Commission.
If you see an ad for a school and it promises that you will make a great deal of money once you've attended the school, you can be sure that it is a scam.
There is no way for a school to determine how much any model will make and it takes a while for professional models to earn top dollar.
Another area where scam artists often lie is in regards to the amount of work that is involved in modeling.
If a school tries to assure you that after graduation you will have plenty of work and make a certain amount of money, you can be certain that you are dealing with a scam.
Choosing schools that are an extension from top modeling agencies is the best way to ensure that you receive the training necessary for your career while avoiding scams.
Author: Tanna Mayer
Updated: Nov. 06 2014