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4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

The two-year Visual Merchandising Arts program will teach you to reinforce and enhance the story in public displays of products or services. Your studies will teach you to understand merchandise coordination, photo styling and digital imaging, window installation, and display techniques. This program will teach and enable you to combine your creativity with technical knowledge to engage customers and support retail sales.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Creating visual presentations
  • Display techniques
  • Photo styling 
  • Drawing techniques (by hand and through software programs required to design merchandizing displays) 


Work Experience

Field Placement

Through the mandatory field placement opportunity, you will gain 110 hours of work experience in a professional setting.


Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Department stores  
  • Visual merchandising  

  • Exhibit design  

  • Freelance display designer 


Student Works and Experiences

Success Story

Lauren Hildebrant

Lauren is an event designer and visual merchandiser who has graduated from 3 programs at Seneca. Her work at Seneca was well recognized, earning her the Student of the Year award and ARAMARK Student Excellence Award.

Lauren Hildebrant
Fashion Studies, Visual Merchandising Arts, Event Management: Event and Exhibit Design

Read Lauren's success story