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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the design of a window display?

Visual Merchandising is the art of displaying merchandise that is appealing to the eyes of the consumer. Take up the Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising course and learn how to use different forms of media to conceptualise and create a wonderful window and in-store display to capture consumers’ imagination.

What you'll learn

  • Keep up with retail market trend to ensure that the display is current and congruent with trend and store image
  • Develop visual display plan
  • Execute visual display plan
  • Create appealing display environment
  • Create signage and graphics
  • Produce props
  • Maintain retail display

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-7 in English Language
  • Grade 1-8 in two other subjects
    To be eligible for selection, you must have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional).


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Visual Merchandising graduates are employed by the retail or service establishments such as departmental stores, shopping malls, and specialty stores. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Visual Merchandiser, Window Display Artist and Retail Designer.