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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

  • QQI Level 5 in Visual Retail Display (5N1861)

Entry Requirement

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

Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week or as a 1 week intensive day course

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 Industry and Design Studies and Fashion Buying.



Name: Visual Retail Display Part time

Cost: 895 Euro

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Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 09/01/19 - 13/03/19
  • Wed 6.30-9.30pm

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  • Materials: €100