High School

There are no standard educational requirements for models. Most employers of photographic models prefer at least a high school education. Courses such as sewing, family and consumer science, and photography are helpful. Classes in dance, fencing, Asian arts such as tai chi, and other studies that focus on body and movement control provide a good foundation for modeling. Public speaking and business courses are helpful since models often work as freelancers.  

Subscribe to Vault to unlock this premium content including:

  • Earnings
  • Outlook
  • Resources & Associations and more.

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.


Your institution does not have an active account.

Subscribe Now


Contact your Career Center, Alumni Office
and Library to find out more.



Please select your institution
to gain full access.


Related Industries