Hugh Baird College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design

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Course summary

This one year course will allow you to further develop your skills and knowledge in this fast growing niche in the design industry. It will give you the opportunity to study and apply advanced skills in visual merchandising and promotional design, whilst specialising in an area of retail design that could include fashion promotion and styling, retail interior design, retail promotional graphics, retail events and planning. The course is designed to allow you to be more independent in your study whilst exploring a more focused area in which to gain employment or further study at MA level. You will explore your creative thinking to develop innovative design solutions, and will enjoy working on specialist industry briefs, which will allow you to work with clients and enhance your employability. The course also includes the designing and installation of a final project displayed through a public exhibition, as well as compiling a practical and innovative industry design portfolio. An integral part of this course lies in gaining experience of real working life within the design industry. You will be given the opportunity to gain work experience via ‘live’ briefs, realistic project briefs, international competition briefs and industry talks as well as work experience opportunities within the Industry Context module. Undergraduates are encouraged to take a global approach to design and have high expectations on graduation.


You will study a range of core modules, including: • Honours Project • Spatial Awareness • Exhibition Design • Industry Context

Assessment method

The following activities are used for assessment: • Coursework • Critiques • Presentations

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry to the Degree Programmes validation from UCLan requires: Successful completion of the Foundation Degree / HND in a design based discipline for example: Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Creative Makeup Design and Practice, and Fashion Promotion. For external applicants: • Attend an interview • Evidence a portfolio of work • Transcript at level 4 and 5 from either a Foundation Degree, HND or BA (Hons) course

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Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design at Hugh Baird College - UCAS