Visual Merchandising

Brand displays begin with an understanding of presentation elements and principles.

We believe visual merchandising plays a vital role in the appearance, sense and culture of a brand. That’s why we offer Visual Merchandising at Swinburne.

Visual Merchandising is an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in the visual merchandising industry. Together, we explore display elements and principles, along with language design and development for product presentation. You’ll also develop your skills in prop construction, styling and working to an industry brief.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in visual merchandising, display and exhibition industries.

Student work

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

Visual Merchandising students Madeline and Emily at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia with their winning Spring Carnival installation

Student success


“Visual Merchandising isn’t just creating pretty things,” says Swinburne’s Madeline Lang, who teamed up with classmate Emily Dyson to win first prize at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia VM display.

Inspired by Melbourne Cup’s signature yellow rose and Australian artist Mirka Mora, the pair drew on skills learnt during their Diploma of Visual Merchandising to finish first with their ‘Spring Racing Carnival’ themed installation (pictured).

Visual merchandising courses

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