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Edition V.

The fifth edition of this Diploma course is made in partnership between ELLE, Complutense University of Madrid, and mindway.

Basic Program Information

The diploma course of Visual Merchandising and Fashion Stylist will teach you the frameworks to identify the needs of the sector and how to quickly adapt to them.

During a period of 6 months, you will gain the knowledge to fulfill your duties as a Stylist and Visual Merchandiser. You will learn the history behind these two very demanded fashion professions, and where they will go next.

You will gain the skills for window dressing and visual merchandising as a marketing technique, and how to use it as a branding tool. As well as the fundamentals of being a fashion stylist, and how to style for different sectors such as television, film, theatre, advertisements, music, ecommerce, showrooms, photoshoots, etc.


  1. Introduction to the Fashion World
  2. Visual Merchandising
  3. Window Dressing
  4. Styling Basics
  5. Fields of Styling Application
  6. Image Consulting and Coolhunting

To see the complete syllabus download our program brochure.

Academic Team

Isabel Yuste
Academic Tutor


This diploma course has a duration of six months and 30 ECTS credits. In our continuous evaluation students are graded based on theoretical tests at the end of each module, and completion of practical assignments.


You can choose between:

100% Online

  1. Study at your own pace, wherever, whenever you want.
  2. Lectures given by professionals of the sector.
  3. Materials on the Online Campus.
  4. Online content videos: you can watch all your lectures as many times as you want.
  5. Networking through the online platform.
  6. Evaluation: tests and practical assignments.

Online +

All on-site classes for the Online + modality will take place at mindway, Madrid (C/ María de Molina 27) with a schedule of Monday to Wednesday, from September 18th to 21st 2023.


In addition to all of your materials and online lectures, you can choose the Online + option, where you will attend 3 days of on-site classes and ELLE Experiences in Madrid for 600€ more, with a schedule from Monday to Wednesday. LIMITED SPOTS.

Obtained Certification

Upon completion of this program students will receive a Diploma issued by Complutense University of Madrid certifying that the student has completed all academic requirements of the course.

Graduates from this program become alumni of the Complutense University of Madrid, joining the 7 Nobel Laureates who also graduated from one of the oldest universities in the world.

Complutense University of Madrid is the third largest on-site university in Europe and one of the most prestigious in the Hispanic world. It is made up of 26 schools, ranging from humanities to law and architecture. Besides collaborating with ELLE Education, Complutense University of Madrid also collaborates with Oxford University, Pathéon-Sorbonne University, La Sapienza University, USC Berkeley, and Harvard University.

Our programs are designed to adapt to your schedule and your pace. You can work at the same time you complete one of the programs or more. Diploma courses have a duration of 6 months.

You may access the lectures and guest speaker addresses when it best fits your schedule within the established times for the closing of the module. All videos are available on the Online Campus and can be seen as many times as possible. 

Click here to view the faculty for this program.

In order to be admitted into our diploma courses you must:

    • Be over 18 years of age
    • Have a high school diploma or experience in the sector
    • Provide a valid identification
    • Fill out our online application
    • Provide us with your CV
    • Have a passion for fashion and lifestyle!

The course payment must be done by choosing one of the following options:

    • Full payment of the fees upon registration.*
    • Payment in two installments. The first installment will be due at the moment of registration, and the second installment will be due two months after the first installment payment.*
    • Payment in three installments. The first installment due at the moment of registration, and the next two installments due monthly afterwards. This payment option is only available through credit/debit card payment.
    • Payment in four installments. The first installment due at the moment of registration, and the next three installments due monthly afterwards. This payment option is only available through credit/debit card payment.
    • Financing: Finance your diploma course for up to 6 months (10 euros handling fee per month). This payment option is only available through credit/debit card payment.

    *Payment options include credit/debit card or bank transfer.

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