Becoming a Model

ACA is the main agency in Northern Ireland and having celebrated over 25 years in business we would like to share some tips that will get you noticed in the modelling industry for all the right reasons.

Introduction to becoming a model in Northern Ireland

Getting started in modelling shouldn’t cost any money, and professional agencies will not charge to be on their books. The only cost incurred will be if you want to get some professional photographs taken. This may not be necessary at first, but it may help models get work. If shots do need to be taken, a professional photographer would be recommended. The cost of photography will be at your own expense and the photographs will belong to you.


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Please note ACA will never contact you through any social media channels. Our policy is to only look at those who apply through the website therefore be wary of anyone contacting you directly. If you have any doubt do not hesitate to ring the office on 028 90 809 809.

Do you have what it takes to be an ACA model?

Requirements for a promotional model in Northern Ireland 

  • At least 5’4″ 

  • 18 years old or over 

  • Attractive looks with a gorgeous smile 

  • Bubbly, confident and chatty personality 

  • Must be able to mix easily and not be afraid to approach people and sell a product

  • Active on social media as this enables you to promote the product or service of the client 

  • Reliable and punctual 

  • Car driver preferable 

Requirements becoming for a catwalk model

  • Girls need to be at least 5’8″ and guys 6′ for catwalk modelling

  • Have good clear skin, straight teeth and good nails

  • Actively promote yourself on social media 

  • Reliable and punctual

  • Have thick skin – you need to be able to cope with rejection

To Apply for Modelling and Promotional Work Complete our online form


Please email a recent photo ,which includes a daytime telephone number and a stamped addressed envelope to

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  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
    Please provide your DOB here.

Modelling for Children

There is not a lot of work for children here in Northern Ireland. However we do get requests for children for pr photographic shots, some advertising work and TV commercials.

Children need to be confident and not shy as they will quite often have to take directions from photographers and directors who can be quite demanding at times. Parents or guardians will however be with them at all times and would be expected to chaperone them on the shoots.

If you have a child (7 years old or over only ) and you are interested in getting them started then please fill in the online application or post a recent snapshot in to ACA office together with your daytime contact number and address and we will call you if we have any suitable castings or auditions.

Please note – photographs cannot be returned – if they are suitable we may add them to our website which will increase your chances immensely of getting requested for work.

No work is guaranteed for children- we can only get in touch if castings come in for their age group.