2019-2020 Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Display and Presentation Certificate of Achievement

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The Visual Display and Presentation Certificate will provide the student with a comprehensive academic foundation to pursue multiple visual display careers within the field of merchandising and marketing. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in Adobe Illustrator, fashion retailing on-line, store planning and layout, retail and event marketing, 3-dimensional window display and storytelling, knowledge of materials and tools, and computer aided design. Students who complete this certificate will be prepared for entry-level positions in brick and mortar retail and/or ecommerce, trade show design, home fashions, styling, party design and set and stage design for fashion shows and events. This certificate is designed for the student looking to obtain the necessary skills for immediate entry into the workforce. Occupations such as: retail merchandising field specialist, visual merchandiser, visual designer, merchandising coordinator, visual associate, and freelance visual merchandiser. An internship within visual display is also required and often leads to employment opportunities upon completion. This certificate provides the foundation for advanced certificates in Fashion Merchandising and/or Fashion Design.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their visual display and presentation skills.
  • Complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals and objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor.
  • Demonstrate and understand skills needed to create and construct 3-dimensional window displays and/or 3-dimensional visual stage sets showcasing continuity of theme, layout, signage, merchandise, and lighting presentation.

Total Units for the Certificate: 23-23.5

Restricted Electives

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