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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Discover the innovative concepts behind stunning window displays and immersive in-store setups. Master the techniques of Visual Merchandising and unleash your creativity to captivate the everyday consumers.

This course will prepare you to perform a pivotal role in implementing impactful visual displays in commercial settings. Through thoughtful and strategic visual presentation of products, you will learn to optimise sales and enhance the customers’ experience. This includes the craft of creating compelling window displays, crafting immersive in-store setups and leveraging innovative merchandising techniques with insights into consumer psychology and brand strategy.

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 with different materials such as acrylic, metals and fabric
  • Create signage and graphics
  • Produce props
  • Maintain retail display

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:

Completed GCE ‘N’ level or GCE ‘O’ level 

  • 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, Stylist and Retail Designer