Barbizon was established in New York in 1939. The company has been in business for over half a century with models gracing the covers of every major fashion magazine. You can feel comfortable in your decision to enroll in our training center because we are licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Proprietary School Registration!
Barbizon of Akron is a member of the International Modeling & Talent Association, which means model/ talent placement on a national and international level is available! Many of our once local models/ talent are currently in Los Angeles, New York, Europe, and in Asia, living the dream they’ve always wanted to become a reality! You could too!
We want the parents of our students to be aware that Barbizon of Akron is a family-oriented program, and is a proud supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Drunk Driving. Nothing is more important than being safe behind the wheel, and we do not support the underage consumption of alcohol. We heavily educate our students in anti-drinking and anti-drug messages along with teen bullying.
We strive to train our students in areas of personal development and in all aspects of the modeling and acting professions. The education our students receive gives them the competitive edge needed to succeed in today’s society. Our cutting edge curriculum teaches what you would traditionally expect from a training and placement facility: poise, posture, photomovement, skin care, hair care, makeup, nail care and acting for film and television. What sets us apart is that we also focus on important life skills such as, effective communication, speech, body language, etiquette, health and nutrition, self- esteem and other essentials for success in life.
Barbizon of Akron delivers a well-rounded education that teens and adults alike will be able to apply to every day for the rest of their life. Our professional facility and environment, along with the Barbizon of Akron staff that is skilled in how to educate make the experience a rewarding and beneficial one!
Students who miss a session are able to reschedule their class at no additional charge. They can also refresh any session of their choice at no additional cost either! This is a great feature that Barbizon offers to keep students marketable in the industry job field.
Upon successful completion of the program and graduation of the program, our students are invited to sign with our agency, Pro-Model and Talent Mgmt. The agency is a major working model/talent agency in the tri-state area, with models/talent working locally, national and internationally!
Barbizon of Akron wants to take the time to educate you with tips that everyone should know when looking to get into the field of modeling and acting.
Watch for and be wary of agencies that promise or guarantee work. Clients are always looking for different looks, so promising that a model will be given work is not something that should be happening. No one can guarantee work. It’s important to be on the lookout for agencies that want you to buy a portfolio/pressbook. These features are developed with the work you do as a model or talent, they cannot be purchased! As a male or female looking to become involved with the industry, it’s important to request to see the clients an agency works with. We love sharing this information with people interested in Barbizon of Akron! We are proud of the clientele that we have established over the years.
You should always be aware of how long an agency has been established! Small, unknown agencies with no established history will often be limited as to what they will be able to do. A tip that we love to share with people interested in our program that I referenced previously, is that we are a licensed training center by the State of Ohio. If a training center is not licensed, they do not meet state regulations and should NOT be teaching- it is against the law! Be on the lookout for agencies and training centers with these tips from Barbizon of Akron.
We want all of our Barbizon of Akron grads to succeed and being enrolled in our training center is the first step in a blossoming future!