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Diploma of Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA)
Diploma of Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA)

Diploma of Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA)

  • ID:SC010130
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$90.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,133.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • Application Fee:$90.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,133.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
Estimated Total/program:
$52,060.98
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

Are you creative? Passionate about design? A visual storyteller who can bring a brand to life? This two-year program will prepare you to become a visual merchandiser who can expertly style a brand’s image with mannequins, merchandise, pop-up locations, window displays and store fronts. You’ll express your innovative ideas using design-based software programs, and get hands-on experience working with luxury retail partners such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • presenting and co-ordinating merchandise

  • making financial decisions

  • working with a wide variety of materials to solve design problems

  • constructing promotional displays and advertising

  • photographing displays and advertising

  • understanding retail store operations

  • preparing and executing displays for exhibitions and promotional events

  • creating illustrations and layout for advertising

  • using written and oral English that emphasizes good organization, clarity and correct grammar for communication in a business environment

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Semester 1

  • DDV133, Drawing and Design for Visual Merchandising I

  • DSG133, Design Fundamentals

  • DSP131, Display Techniques I

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

  • VML131, Lighting and Styling

Semester 2

  • DDV234, Drawing and Design for Visual Merchandising II

  • DSP232, Display Techniques II

  • FSH330, Evolution of Design

  • DMM236, Menswear Styling

  • FSM232, Materials and Prop Construction I

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 3

  • DDV301, Drawing and Design for Visual Merchandising III

  • DSP333, Window Installation I

  • FSM236, Fashion Styling

  • FSM334, Materials and Prop Construction II

  • PSD335, Photostyling and Digital Imaging

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 4

  • DDV401, Drawing and Design for Visual Merchandising IV

  • DSP435, Window Installation II

  • FPS436, Portfolios and Presentations

  • FSM433, Materials and Prop Construction III

  • plus: General Education Course

  • Additional: Completion of an Experiential Learning Activity is required.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • visual merchandiser

  • exhibit design specialist

  • brand expert

  • fashion, interior or prop stylist

  • in-store merchandiser

  • retail marketer

  • prop producer

  • freelance designer

  • home staging assistant

  • special event designer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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