Visual Display and Branding for Fashion Retail | Level 4

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Course Code: FE1128-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Level 4 Diploma in Visual Display and Branding for Fashion Retail

Why this course?

During this unique one-year programme you will explore the varied world of visual display and branding for fashion retail. You'll develop your specialist knowledge and skills throughout the course, to understand the importance of visual display through key design principles.

On the course, you will:

  • learn from industry experts about brand promotion, retail concepts and product promotion
  • study at the heart of our creative industries campus, which includes a wide range of subjects, providing opportunities for collaborative working with degree-level fashion students
  • be part of a creative and supportive learning environment with industry standard facilities, studios and workshops


Start dates

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Entry requirements

There are no age restrictions for this qualification although you will be expected to be 18+ when you start.

You must have completed A-Levels or a Level 3 Extended Diploma, Foundation Diploma or a relevant apprenticeship.

The UAL Awarding Body recommends that you have GCSE grade 4 (or an equivalent Level 2 qualification) in both English and Maths.

Entry requirements

About this course

You will develop the specialist knowledge and skills to understand the importance of visual display through key design principles, retail branding contexts, creative concepts and innovations. This will include: design for visualisation, retail branding contexts, retail concepts and innovations, understanding key roles and relationships, brand promotion, creative and commercial concepts, multiplatform functions and retail space planning and product promotion.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding past, present and future contexts in fashion retail
  • Preparation for Progression
  • Design for visualisation in retail contexts
  • Retail branding contexts
  • Fashion retail concepts and innovations
  • Individual negotiated retail project

You will also have opportunities to work collaboratively with degree-level fashion students.

About this course


You will be part of a creative community at West Durrington, our specialist arts campus.

You will have access to state-of-the-art artists’ studios, a 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio, Mac suites and pattern cutting room. 


After this course

On successful completion of this course you may progress into higher education, employment/self employment and relevant roles in the fashion and retail sector. Examples include:

  • Junior visual merchandiser 
  • Sales/brand representative
  • Branding designer
  • Digital marketing 
  • Fashion styling
  • Fashion business and promotion

Many of our Creative Industries students continue their studies to degree-level, attending top universities including London College of Fashion, University of Westminster, Central Saint Martins and Nottingham Trent University.

We also offer a BA (Hons) Fashion degree at our West Durrington Campus which has excellent links with fashion brands.

After this course

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Additional costs

The majority of the equipment and materials are provided by the college to enable you to complete each project. However, you will be required to purchase an art and fashion kit from the college at the start of the course. Some financial support may be available for this. 

Open events

Register for our next open events taking place in March 2022. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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