Merchandising and Window Display

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The Visual Merchandising and Window Display program provides students with the knowledge necessary to develop and direct visual merchandising and window display projects, supervise and compare the quality of materials and finishes, and experiment with shapes, materials, techniques and process.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be qualified, among other things, to develop and direct visual merchandising and window display projects, project window displays and interiors, and direct work in the field of retail display.

Prerequisites for Admission to Advanced Vocational Training Programs

The conditions for admission and enrolment are established by the Catalan Government’s Department of Education every academic year and published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia (Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya – DOGC).

As a general rule, prospective students must:

a) Hold at least one of the following qualifications:

- Batxiller or equivalent: Advanced Level Secondary Education diploma, High School diploma, etc.
- University degree
- One of the following degrees, diplomas, certificates or accreditations: University Orientation Diploma (A-Levels) or university preparatory studies, Specialist Technician Certificate, Advanced Vocational Training Certificate, Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate or Sports Education Certificate, accreditation of having passed the general part of the admissions exam for Advanced Vocational Training or Advanced Vocational Training in Sports, accreditation of having passed all parts of the university admissions exam for those at least 25 years of age or an admissions exam to experimental professional modules.

b) Pass the specific studies part of the admissions exam.

However, regardless of Section a) above, prospective students can be admitted to Advanced Vocational Training without holding any of the academic qualifications indicated by passing both the general and specific parts of the admissions exam indicated in the corresponding Government Resolution.

To be eligible to take the general and specific admissions exams, prospective students must be at least 19 years of age, or turn 19 during the calendar year in which the admissions exam is taken, or be at least 18 and hold an Intermediate Vocational Training Certificate in Fine Arts and Design or an equivalent certificate in similar studies.

Qualification

Certificate of Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts & Design, Specialization in Visual Merchandising & Window Display

Professional Group:
Interior Design

Level:
Advanced Vocational Training

Courses:

History of Architecture and its Environment

60 hours

History of Visual Merchandising and Window Display

60 hours

Artistic Drawing

90 hours

Technical Drawing

150 hours

Volumetric Expression

120 hours

Computer and Audiovisual Media

120 hours

Projects

270 hours

Projects: Visual Merchandising & Window Display

390 hours

Visual and Plastic Communication

90 hours

Technology and Construction Systems

120 hours

Technology and Construction Systems: Visual Merchandising & Window Display

270 hours

Employment Skills, Labor Regulations and Job Orientation

60 hours

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

60 hours

Final Project

90 hours

Location  
Ciutat de Balaguer

Hours
Afternoon

Visual merchandising and window display specialists carry out activities in their field as freelance professionals or in association (to different degrees) with a company, team or specialist. Their activities relate to:

  • Window Displays, Visual Merchandising

  • Ephemeral Spaces

  • Furniture and Decoration

  • Design

  • Architecture

  • Engineering

  • Construction

With the Advanced Vocational Training Certificate you are eligible for the following university studies:
-Architectural Technician Studies
-Education / Teacher Training (3-year university degree or diplomatura)
-Advanced Fine Arts and Design Studies, with a qualification equivalent to a 3-year university degree or diplomatura (specializations: Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design)
-Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Undergraduate studies in History of Art (Bachelor’s Degree)
-Industrial Design Engineering
-Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (specializations: Graphic Documents, Sculpture, Archeology, Painting)