Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design China

Program Description


Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design China


Mode: Part Time

Language: English

Length: 50 hours (5 hours a week for 10 weeks)

Date: 2015-11-17 to 2016-02-04

Tuition: 19,650RMB

Application Fee: 200RMB


This course is an introduction to visual merchandising, the creative and strategically vital activity of expressing a fashion or luxury brand’s identity in the retail space and of engaging store visitors to convert them into buying customers. The course aims to give you an understanding of the role of visual merchandising and to familiarize you with the tools and principles necessary to succeed in this activity.


This course includes 50 contact hours over ten weeks. You will acquire the fundamental principles and objectives of visual merchandising, in order to understand how this activity fits into a brand’s operations. You will explore the main “stages” on which a visual merchandiser operates – the windows, the store layout, and the product display areas. In order to understand how to use these in the most effective way, you will discover the main principles of product display and the ways to use light and color to enhance the visual and overall sensory experience offered to the customer.

In addition to expert-led lectures that articulate key principles and best practices, you will participate in regular group workshops and exercises in the Center’s simulation showroom.

By the end of the course, you will have an essential knowledge of visual merchandising, developed a comprehensive understanding of the VM tools that can help you in your work, and experimented with these tools in order to appropriate them so that you can start operating in this field.

Your Profile


You are a recent university graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in fashion, design, art or a related discipline. You are interested in the fashion and luxury industry and eager to understand the possibilities and prospects of a career in visual merchandising.


You are a professional working in the fashion and luxury retail sector, with a national or international brand, or a professional working in another field. You are interested in exploring a career in visual merchandising.

In all cases, you are an ambitious, hardworking, motivated and open-minded individual. You are seeking an innovative and interactive learning experience that combines traditional classes, workshops and group projects, as well as a field visit and the opportunity to meet with professionals in the sector.

You Will Learn

  • To understand the principle objectives of visual merchandising
  • To create window displays that showcase your brand identity as well as specific products
  • To analyze the store layout and traffic flow in a store
  • To apply this information to a display plan
  • To use tools provided by the brand, such as the VM book
  • To create a full sensory experience using color and light


  • The Basic Elements of Visual Merchandising
  • Product Presentation in External Window
  • How to Read the Store Plans
  • Visual Merchandising Principles
  • Product Presentation
  • Principles of Color
  • Lighting to Create Mood in Store
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Nov. 2017
10 weeks
Part time
19,650 CNY
Start date Nov. 2017
China Shanghai
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 10 weeks
Price 19,650 CNY
Application fee ¥200