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B.S. Visual Merchandising Design – Program of Study

VMD Program of Study

This table provides information regarding the order in which major-specific courses must be taken. General education courses are generally more flexible and have only been added as place holders.
Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Year 1


INT 1100 Design and Society (4)
ENG 1103 (or 1101 and 1102) (4)
EXP 1101 (1)
FYS 1000 (4)
Foreign Language 1020 (4)
17 credits total

Year 1


INT 1220 Des. Comm. I: Visual Ideation (2)
INT 1280 Studio I: Form and Space (4)
ART 2050 Digital Art & Design (4)
PEC (1)
MTH (4)
15 credits total

Year 2


INT 2120 Des. Comm. II: Vis. Abstractions (4)
INT 2140 History of Interiors I (2)
INT 2180 Studio II: Plane and Pattern (4)
FPM 2610 Furnishings/Product Fundamentals (2)
Area 1: Literature
16 credits total

Year 2


INT 2220 Des. Comm. III: Vis. Presentation (4)
INT 2240 History of Interiors II OR VMD 2230 History of Fashion (2)
VMD 2300 Materials & Textiles (2)
FPM 2650 Furnishings/Product Merchandising (4)
Area 2: Social Science (PSY, SOC rec.) (4)
16 credits total

Year 3


VMD 3100 Visual Merchandising Studio I (4)
VMD 3150 Branding, Licensing & Ownership (2)
FPM 3620 Furnishings/Product Marketing (4)
Area 2: Social Science (PSY, SOC rec.) (4)
Lab Science (4)
18 credits total

Year 3


VMD 3200 Special Topics Studio (4)
MKT 3200 Consumer Behavior (4)
Area 1: History (4)
Global Studies (4)
16 credits total

Year 4


VMD 4100 Merchandise Planning & Control (2)
VMD 4200 Lighting, Staging, Exhibit Design (4)
Ethics (4)
Free Elective (4)
14 credits total

Year 4


VMD 4300 Visual Merchandising Studio II (4)
MKT 3180 Marketing Communications (4)
Area 1: Religion (4)
Free Elective (4)
16 credits total

Major Requirements – 70 credits
University Core Requirements – 50 credits
Electives – 8 credits
TOTAL – 128 credits

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