This three week course is aimed at designers who wish to work in, or who are new to, the retail sector and who need to improve their knowledge and creativity in their approach to store layout, interior design and point of sale. You will complete realistic briefs based on some key landmark London stores, both large department stores and smaller boutique shops. You will improve your drawing, modelmaking and presentation skills, and develop your critical awareness of retail spaces as you experience them on visits to places of interest. You will learn about the history of retail design in relation to fashion, food and homewares, and be introduced to brand awareness and the visual communication languages that have been developed in contemporary stores. Upon conclusion you will have a keen understanding of retail design in London and a portfolio of research, concepts and finished design work that will become a valuable tool in future work or studies. The course will comprise lectures, group discussions, critiques, visits and guest lectures, as well as work in the studio on projects that may be on your own or in teams of designers.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Stephanie Cooper works as a freelance designer on projects internationally and also works as a fashion stylist. She is tutor on BA Fashion at CSM and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Arts.
There is no specific materials list for this course. A list will be either added to this website shortly, sent to you nearer the time or discussed on the first day of the course.