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The Visual Retail Display course is hands-on and practical. Have a look at the exhibition photos of what past students of the Retail Display course have done. Like them, you too will learn how to create eye-catching visual Retail Displays that inspire the consumer to want more...

If you want to create imaginative, exciting and dynamic displays then this course is for you. Explore your creative talents and learn the techniques and secrets that go into professional visual Retail Display.

You will be encouraged through the completion of suitable assignments to develop your ability to observe and realise the potential in basic elements surrounding you in your day-to-day environment. You will learn to develop a hands on approach to creating imaginative eye catching creative displays and merchandising techniques that will give you the skills to join a team such as ones that are used to create magical Christmas windows all over the world.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Visual Retail Display

Entry Requirement

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week.

Course Content Modules

  1. Fundamentals of Visual Display
    During this module you will learn the principles of design, basic composition inducing spatial design, modular display systems and the finished artwork presentation of mood & sample boards.

  2. In Store Display
    During this module you will learn the techniques of in –store displays including the effects of lighting, appropriate signage, store design & layout, short & long term displays & points of sale.

  3. Window Display
    During this module you will learn how to create eye-catching and innovative displays that will draw the customer into the retailer and prove the success of your window design.

  4. Seasonal Promotions
    During this module you will learn how to design imaginative presentations that will best suit the season and product you are promoting.

  5. Event Management
    You will learn how to design an event from the invitations through to the event table centerpieces.

  6. Seasonal Promotions
    You will learn to make a variety of props to suit all types of presentations.

Progression Route

Portobello Institute Certificate in Fashion Buying and Merchandising on completion of the remaining two modules; Fashion Trends & The Buying Calender and Fashion Profiles, Marketing & Buying.



Name: Visual Retail Display Part time

Cost: 895 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 23/01/18 - 27/03/18
  • Tues 6.30-9.30pm
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 09/05/18 – 11/07/18
  • Wed 6.30 - 9.30pm
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 26/06/18 - 28/08/18
  • Tues 6.30-9.30pm
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 02/07/18 - 06/07/18
  • Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm

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  • Materials: €100