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Is Barbizon Legitimate?

Barbizon is legitimate and has had a place in the modeling and acting industry for more than 80 years. Our core program focuses on how to enter and work in the modeling and acting industry, building confidence and life-skills development to help you shine bright no matter what industry you decide to pursue in your life. Graduate support services are available to help Barbizon alumni get real work experience no matter what market they live and work in.

What ages does Barbizon accept?

Age requirements vary based on location. Most of our locations offer programs that focus on children, teens and young adults. To see what programs are available at your local Barbizon, reach out to them directly.

What will I learn at Barbizon?

Barbizon offers many different programs that include focuses on modeling, acting, and personal development. You can visit our About page to see what we offer or call the Barbizon in your area for more info.

If I enroll in Barbizon, will I become a successful model or actor?

Just as attending Harvard Law School does not guarantee that you will become a successful lawyer, Barbizon cannot promise its students a successful career in modeling or acting. In fact, no one can and any agency or company that promises too should be researched to verify their legitimacy. However, we can provide the tools, training and connections to help you reach that dream. Even if you do not pursue modeling or acting, the benefits of Barbizon will give you the confidence development and professional skills needed to succeed in any career you may ultimately choose.

Do you accept everyone?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept every aspiring model or actor. All prospects must meet certain requirements including a personal interview and evaluation to determine if they are a good fit for the program.

Does it cost money to tryout?

No, all tryouts are free! Tryouts offer you the opportunity to get in touch with a Talent Director to see what they recommend as far as training programs or placement programs. From there, you and your family will be able to take whatever information you gathered from the tryout and decide the route you’d like to take.

I would really love to audition for you guys. What do I need to do?

We are always looking for new faces. Our auditions and talent searches are held frequently by local Barbizon Centers. You can find the one closest to you by visiting our location finder or call our corporate offices 1-888-999-9404.

What is the cost of the tuition to attend Barbizon?

Since each Barbizon location is independently owned and operated, the cost for the tuition varies as do the programs and graduate support services that are available. Please reach out to the local Barbizon center in your area for specific information.

Why would I want to attend Barbizon to become a model or actor?

As in any craft, you are more likely to succeed if you arm yourself with knowledge and experience in your industry. The modeling and acting industry is very competitive and you must be prepared and experienced to book work. Barbizon is a great first step. As an important bonus, many students take value from the personal development aspects of the program simply because they are looking to enhance their self-image and self-esteem.

What can I expect after graduation?

While we can’t guarantee job placement in any industry, we are constantly developing new relationships with industry experts and cultivating our thousands of existing relationships with industry professionals to bring industry opportunities to our graduates. And there is a reason why industry professionals prefer working with Barbizon. Our alumni have the knowledge and training that prepare them for the job. Your local Barbizon will be able to provide you more information on opportunities.

How young is too young for my child to be thinking about modeling?

The perfect age to begin training at Barbizon is any age at which your child expresses interest in improving his or herself. Additionally, if they have expressed an interest in either the modeling or acting industry, Barbizon is a great first step to give them insights on how to behave on set, what to expect from the industry, how to stay safe and recognize scams or questionable opportunities. Since each Barbizon is different, contact the one near you to find out their age requirements.

I would love to take classes at Barbizon, but I’m not sure I have the time.

Barbizon has accommodating and flexible class schedules to suit any lifestyle. We value education and Barbizon classes are held at times when they will not interfere with school.

My child wants to attend Barbizon, but I’m not sure I can afford it.

Should training be recommended during your evaluation, many Barbizon’s have payment plans to ensure there are affordable options for any household budget.

Can Barbizon help me overcome my shyness and low self-esteem?

Missing the confidence it takes to give a presentation in front of a room full of people? Or to tryout for your local theater troupe? Barbizon can help you with that. It takes confidence to practice improv in our acting program. It takes confidence to get up on a runway and rock your walk. Whether you attend Barbizon to pursue modeling, acting, or you just need to build up your confidence, Barbizon training is built upon self-confidence building exercises.

I really want to model, but my grades are low. Can attending Barbizon help?

Barbizon cannot guarantee that you will become a better student, but if all you need is confidence, a winning attitude or the right friends, Barbizon can make a big difference.

My daughter/son always starts things and then doesn’t finish them.

That’s all the more reason to enroll them in Barbizon classes. Females and males, particularly in their pre-teen and teen years, are starting to develop habits that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. This is the time to start setting positive trends, and Barbizon is a great place to start. Since the classes are fun and different each week, there is always something new and exciting to look forward to. Graduate support services are a great end goal to work toward for children with an interest to break into the industry. With a lifetime membership inclusion, your child can retake classes at different points in their life and know that the knowledge and experience they may have at 10 years old will be very different from what they gain at 16 years old.

I’ve heard that all models have to be tall, is that true?

Absolutely not! There are many different types of models. While high fashion models in major market tend to have certain look, commercial models look just like real people. Brands all over the world look to reflect their customers in their campaigns and real models are key to connecting with their customers. Barbizon teaches modeling and acting for people of all shapes and sizes because the industry accepts all shapes and sizes.

What makes Barbizon different from other modeling and acting centers?

Barbizon has been around since 1939 and is the industry leader in modeling and acting training. Our curriculum is constantly updated and evaluated by our industry pro connections to ensure our alumni have every opportunity to succeed. Additionally, we are not just a training center. Our graduate support services and competition offerings bring many connection opportunities to industry work and industry professionals that will help you safely get started.

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