School of Art & Design
Visual Merchandising Design
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Department of Home Furnishings and Interior Design
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Course Descriptions

The Visual Merchandising Design major prepares students to apply their passion for design in the business of visually attracting and motivating consumers to buy products such as fashion and furnishings. The visual merchandiser develops store and fixture layouts, designs window displays, creates eye-catching vignettes and artistically conveys a targeted message to the customer.

ART 2050. Digital Art and Design (4)
FPM 2610. Furnishings/Product Fundamentals (2)
FPM 2650. Furnishings/Product Merchandising (4)
FPM 3620. Furnishings/Product Marketing (4)
INT 1100. Design and Society (4)
INT 1220. Design Communication I: Visual Ideation (2)
INT 1280. Studio I: Form & Space (4)
INT 2120. Design Communication II: Visual Abstractions (4)
INT 2140. History of Interiors I: Western Foundations (2)
INT 2180. Studio II: Plane & Pattern (4)
INT 2220. Design Communication III: Visual Presentation (4)
MKT 3180. Marketing Communications (4)
MKT 3200. Consumer Behavior (4)
VMD 2300. Materials and Textiles (2)
VMD 3100. Visual Merchandising Studio I
VMD 3150. Branding, Licensing & Ownership (2)
VMD 3200. Special Topics Studio (4)
VMD 4100. Merchandise Planning & Control (2)
VMD 4200. Lighting, Staging, Exhibit Design (4)
VMD 4300. Visual Merchandising Studio II (4)

In addition, students must select one of the two courses listed below:

INT 2240. History of Interiors II: Classical Interpretations (2)
VMD 2230. History of Fashion (2)


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Visual Merchandising Design at HPU

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