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Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top up

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: N240
  • Institutional code: H65


This one year course will allow you to further develop your skills and knowledge in this fast growing niche in the design industry. It will give you the opportunity to study and apply advanced skills in visual merchandising and promotional design, whilst specialising in an area of retail design that could include fashion promotion and styling, retail interior design, retail promotional graphics, retail events and planning.

The course is designed to allow you to be more independent in your study whilst exploring a more focused area in which to gain employment or further study at MA level.

You will explore your creative thinking to develop innovative design solutions, and will enjoy working on specialist industry briefs, which will allow you to work with clients and enhance your employability. 


The course also includes the designing and installation of a final project displayed through a public exhibition, as well as compiling a practical and innovative industry design portfolio. 
An integral part of this course lies in gaining 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, international competition briefs and industry talks as well as work experience opportunities within the Industry Context module. Undergraduates are encouraged to take a global approach to design and have high expectations on graduation.

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What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of core modules, including:

  • Honours Project
  • Contextual Studies – Design Futures
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Exhibition Design
  • Industry Context

What are the entry requirements?

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

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
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 a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

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

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Graphic Design
  • Retail Interior Design
  • Retail Management
  • Retail Buying
  • Exhibition Design
  • Display Design
  • Product Stylist

Duration

One year, full time or two 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:

  • £8,500 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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