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Qualification name Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation University of the Arts London
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost description Please see our website for details
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

BRAND NEW COURSE FOR 2024/25The Fashion and Visual Merchandising course utilising the Level 3 Fashion and Business Retail specification from the University of the Arts London (UAL) is a comprehensive and dynamic program tailored for individuals aspiring to excel in the vibrant world of fashion retail.Structured around the UAL framework, this course provides a multifaceted approach, integrating theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience. Students delve into the core concepts of fashion business and retail, exploring the intricate relationship between design, marketing, and consumer behaviour.The curriculum covers a wide spectrum, from understanding the fundamentals of fashion trends and merchandising strategies to mastering the art of visual storytelling through displays and presentations. Students gain insights into the global fashion market, learning to analyse trends, predict consumer demands, and create compelling retail experiences.What sets this program apart is its emphasis on fostering creativity alongside business acumen. Students are encouraged to unleash their creative potential while honing essential business skills necessary for success in the competitive fashion industry. They engage in projects that challenge their creativity in crafting visually impactful displays while developing an understanding of the commercial aspects vital for profitability and sustainability.The course structure encourages collaboration and critical thinking, fostering an environment where students learn not only from seasoned professionals but also from their peers. Practical workshops, industry insights, and live projects enable students to apply their learning in real-world scenarios, preparing them for the multifaceted roles within the fashion and retail landscape.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language or Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English at Level 2/GCSE English Language at grade 4 or aboveAn interest in the fashion or design sectorAll applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

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Foundation Modules: These introductory modules lay the groundwork, covering fundamental concepts such as fashion retail principles, consumer behaviour, and trends analysis.Visual Merchandising Techniques: Focuses on the principles of visual storytelling, display creation, and store layout design. Students learn how to craft compelling visual narratives that align with brand identity and captivate consumers.Fashion Business and Marketing: Explores the business side of fashion, including marketing

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Coursework and Projects: Students undertake various coursework assignments and projects throughout the program. These could include creating visual merchandising displays, conducting trend analyses, developing marketing campaigns, or crafting business plans. These projects are often presented as portfolios or reports, allowing students to showcase their creativity and analytical skills.Practical Assessments: Assessments may involve practical tasks such as designing and executing visual merchandi

Upon completion, graduates emerge equipped with a comprehensive skill set, poised to thrive in diverse roles such as visual merchandisers, retail managers, trend analysts, and more, making a significant impact in the dynamic world of fashion retail.

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Name King's Cross Centre
Address 211 Grays Inn Road
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