If you have work experience nationally/internationally (not just locally), have built up a national or international client base (have work experience / list of clients you have worked for), possess an up to date competitive fashion portfolio and have worked with top Canadian fashion photographers (for modelling) or have a Talent Headshot and a competitive resume (for acting) then NO, you are not required to take a course at Mode Elle. In addition, participating in a course at Mode Elle does not guarantee representation to a student with Mode Elle’s agency. Until an aspiring model, actor or student takes the necessary steps to be competitive and are ready to be promoted to clients as well as the national &/or international agents that we work with, they are placed in the “Student Division”.
If you are brand new to the industry, have no national or international experience, no client base and are just getting started then you should educate yourself about the industry, pursue training and enrol in classes or workshops to give you experience and prepare you to be competitive so you can successfully obtain work in the industry. If you are new to the industry, training will give you experience, add to your resume, prepare you for the industry and give you a competitive edge. Clients, casting directors as well as the national & international agencies that we work with expect Mode Elle to only showcase and promote models & actors that are prepared and ready to enter & work in this competitive industry.