Visual Merchandising and Display (Online Short Course)
After learning the basic principles of Window Design / Dressing, Visual Merchandising and Store Layout, you can use a medium of your choice to understand the skill of creating great windows and the science behind visual merchandising. Students in the past have used Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D models and sketching to show their window designs each week...
Taught by: Sarah Manning.
After learning the basic principles of Window Design / Dressing, Visual Merchandising and Store Layout, you can use a medium of your choice to understand the skill of creating great windows and the science behind visual merchandising. Students in the past have used Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D models and sketching to show their window designs each week.
At the end of the course, you will have built up an impressive portfolio of fashion window designs which can be printed / photographed for display or saved to an online portfolio.
The course includes:
- Basic principles of window dressing and visual merchandising
- Store visual merchandising and product presentation methods
- Building and creating your own Window Designs using your choice of program / medium
- Current trends in the Retail Industry in London
- Merchandise selection and accessories
- Customer flow and the importance of store layout
- Colour, POS and lighting
- Mannequin handling and styling
- Creating an effective Sale & Clearance campaign
Why choose an LCF online learning short course?
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time.
Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time.
All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites, powerpoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences.
You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions. These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software.
When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you.
If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.
Sarah Manning works for a selection of London based retail and department stores, offering freelance services in visual merchandising training and consultancy. Her work includes planning and installing in-store promotions, consulting on new fixtures and installations, and window design and dressing. As well as teaching e-learning Visual Merchandising and Display, Sarah also teaches at London College of Communication for display design and fashion presentation. Sarah has previously worked for Benetton, Harrods, Marks and Spencer, Liberty, Next and Selfridges.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:
- Notepad and pen
In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:
- A recent computer with a recent operating system
- An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
- Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).