Portfolio Preparation in Visual Merchandising


Visual Merchandising is about selling or promoting by means of presentation, which involves store display and design, exhibition design, event design, photographic styling and theming. In this course students work through their own practical visual merchandising project which will cover the whole process from design to final installation. Students work through a range of practical exercises, which are followed by class discussion to highlight methods and solutions. Students complete their designs and execute a display and merchandise installation.

Course content

  • Industry introduction and overview
  • Concept and presentation drawing
  • Developing a design
  • Studio techniques and prop-making
  • Display techniques
  • Basic lighting for display

Ideal for

VCE students, or adults interested in further study or employment in the Visual Merchandising industry, or any person with an interest in the process of producing a display for a commercial environment.

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Students will have a folio of sketches, drawings and photographs of finished merchandise display. Students will gain skills and knowledge in sketching techniques, studio workshop process and arranging merchandise.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

A list of requirements will be forwarded upon confirmation of attendance.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Participation has no influence on the selection of students into RMIT award programs. Short Course activities may include opportunity to prepare for a folio, experience of the studio environment, provide an industry and study overview, and assistance with study options.

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Available course dates

Monday 02 July 2018

  • Code S320044
  • Start date 02.07.18
  • End date 05.07.18
  • Hours 24.00
  • Campus Carlton
  • Fee $480.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Mon 02.07.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Tue 03.07.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Wed 04.07.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Thu 05.07.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Monday 24 September 2018

  • Code S320044
  • Start date 24.09.18
  • End date 27.09.18
  • Hours 24.00
  • Campus Carlton
  • Fee $480.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Mon 24.09.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Tue 25.09.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Wed 26.09.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Thu 27.09.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

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