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 design language 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, styling and retail industries.

Student work

Student experiences

Our Diploma of Visual Merchandising students get the opportunity to compete in the annual WorldSkills Australia competition, while also completing paid freelance work in industry.

Learn more about the Diploma of Visual Merchandising

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.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. 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 undergraduates.

Student success

FASHIONING A CAREER IN VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Chloe Chilver earned her first big break when she was hired to create a window for well-known Armadale jeweller Nicole Fendel as part of her course (pictured). 

“It was great to apply everything I have been learning at uni in real life and create an installation that many people will see just walking down High St, Armadale,” says Chloe. 

Visual merchandising courses

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