- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- UCAS code: N241
- Institutional code: H65
This degree has been designed in close collaboration with the retail sector to ensure the delivery of a higher education qualification that will enable you to meet the demands of an ever-changing global retail design environment. Throughout the course, you will be involved in work-based/related learning, which will give you the opportunity to apply new skills and knowledge to a real working situation.
The course offers an introduction in Year 1 to a range of skills and knowledge in Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design, which include the design process through project briefs, visual merchandising theory and practice, fashion promotion and styling, spatial awareness, 2D and 3D digital design, product presentation and historical contextual studies. Within Year 2, skills are applied in the following areas: ‘live’ briefs, advanced product presentation, fashion promotion, visual merchandising, retail brand identity and promotion, contemporary contextual studies, preparing for industry employment and the designing and installation of a final major project exhibition.
The Foundation Degree in Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design will equip you with the vocational skills to apply solutions intelligently and effectively. You will develop a number of computer design skills by using industry software such as AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite (CS). Industry experience opportunities are an integral part of this course providing experience of real working life within the design industry. You will be given the opportunity to gain work experience via ‘live’ briefs, realistic project briefs, and industry talks as well as work experience with personal development planning.