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MKTG 2420 - Visual Merchandising

Marketing Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course will review the key principles of merchandising and display across a spectrum of retail environments. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of merchandising and display theory and tactics, with a comprehensive review of contemporary strategies.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$493.91

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 82251

Sat Jan 09 - Sat Feb 20 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 20 Sat 09:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$493.91

Notes

  1. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous; you are not required to meet each week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Define store atmospherics and its role in silent selling
  • Identify interior and exterior elements within the retail environment and explain how these elements impact store image/identity and sales performance
  • Analyze the power a shop front has in setting customer expectations
  • Create an effective shop floor layout and define product layout and its role in selling for various retail formats
  • Categorize merchandise for ease of shopping and analyze how placement of categories impact overall store performance
  • Categorize merchandise for ease of shopping and analyze how placement of categories impact overall store performance
  • Describe how lighting helps define store brand identity and identify its three functions
  • Learn and design the types of selling signs stores can employ to assist in their selling efforts
  • Identify the elements and principles of design used to create an effective selling environment and create harmonious colour schemes for effective wall and fixture presentations
  • Plan effective window displays
  • Create wall planograms and tabletop presentations as well as kiosk or retail cart displays
  • Identify visual merchandising career options and list ways to advance within the visual merchandising industry
  • Diagram a fashion store layout that is done to scale and complete with fixtures
  • Create a fashion wall planogram that uses a combination of garments, graphics and body forms

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MKTG 2420 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Marketing Management - Retail Marketing Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate

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