New photo styling lab gets a $25,000 glam shot
Dec. 2, 2019
Hundreds of students from five academic programs will soon benefit from a new photo styling lab thanks to employee donations.
More than 20 submissions were received during Seneca’s second annual $25,000 call for funding proposals. The winning proposal for 2019 came from the School of Fashion for a photo styling training laboratory benefiting students from the Fashion Arts, Business, Visual Merchandising Arts, Cosmetic Science and Cosmetic Techniques & Management programs. The lab will feature a professional-grade space with equipment and training to help students become effective product and photo stylists in the highly competitive areas of e-commerce and social media.
For the 2019/2020 academic year, approximately 200 students are involved in some component of product and photo styling, making the lab much-needed for completing their assignments, portfolios, archiving and research.
“We have been hoping to develop such a multipurpose facility for many years and we are thrilled to see the vision finally come to fruition,” said Prof. Brian Wickens. “This lab will be a major asset and critical point of recognition for many of our programs and the students who will benefit from using it. Our sincere thanks to all who helped make it happen.”
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