Visual Merchandising and Styling | UAL Diploma in Art and Design | Level 3
Why this course?
This course is for you if you have a passion for trends, marketing, styling and fashion as well as an interest in working within the fast-paced retail and styling industry. Learn how interior retail spaces can be arranged in ways that attract customers, maximise their engagement with products, and motivate them to buy.
You will experience working in our brand new fashion and photography studios at our Central Brighton Campus with collaborative opportunities for practical work. Your learning will take place in our dedicated creative studios, computer suites and window display areas. You will develop your employability skills through work experience and live projects, plus you’ll go behind the scenes at independent and big brand stores in Brighton and London.
You'll benefit from:
- opportunities to gain valuable work experience with external clients
- dedicated design, fashion and photography studios
- industry relevant trips
- working on live projects and collaborations
- teaching delivered by fashion industry specialists
You'll require at least four GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, maths and a creative subject.
If you do not have the above grades, start on our Level 2 Visual Merchandising and Styling course.
About this course
On this course you will get a general overview of visual merchandising for retail, interiors and fashion styling. You will learn the fundamental principles, inspiration and techniques involved in visual merchandising for interior retailers.
Course content includes:
- Fashion management and marketing
- Social media
- Buying and merchandising
- Visual merchandising and the future of fashion (including sustainability)
You will also have the opportunity to work on live project briefs and undertake work experience, which will provide invaluable links with local employers.
You will complete a Diploma in Year 1 and gain a standalone qualification. On successful completion of this, you will progress into Year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma.
The Creative Industries department at Brighton MET has an extensive and well-equipped range of practical working environments and brand new art studios at our Central Brighton Campus. This includes:
- 3D printer, laser cutting machine, large scale ink jet printer, Canon EOS DSLR cameras, Mac suites, photographic suite
- Printmaking workshop (screen, lino, metal and dry point etching)
- 3D wood, metal and plastics workshop including a forge, a pattern cutting room and fashion studios
Our vibrant department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
After this course
On successful completion of this course you may wish to progress to our Level 4 Visual Merchandising and Styling course at Northbrook MET.
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 Design degree at our West Durrington Campus.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01273 667704
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.