Certificate of Achievement
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.