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Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)

  • 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.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of core modules, including:

Year 1:

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Promotional Design
  • Historical Contextual Studies
  • Digital Solutions


Year 2:

  • Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Contextual Studies
  • Advanced Model Making
  • Drawing and Modelling

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • Pre Degree Foundation Art and Design
  • BTEC National / Extended Diploma in Art and Design / 3D Design / Graphic Design
  • A-Levels including Art
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Applicants will be considered with relevant industry experience and portfolio evidence
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto Level 6 (Year 3) of the BA (Hons) Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design (Top-up) course at Hugh Baird College.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Display Design
  • Fashion Promotion / Promotional Designer
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Stylist

Duration

Two years, full time or three years, part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Angela O'Brien
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5517 or email: angela.obrien@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Peter Taylor
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5540 or email: peter.taylor@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,000 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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