Visual Merchandising & Display

Technological University Dublin - City Campus


Course Name Visual Merchandising & Display
Course Provider Technological University Dublin - City Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin
Course Code TU795
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major TU Dublin Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements:
Leaving Cert:
Minimum No of Subjects: 5

Additional Requirements:
You should apply via the CAO on or before 01 February 2020 in order to have your portfolio considered between 09.30 am - 12.30 pm and 01.30 pm - 03.30 pm on 03 and 04 March 2020.

Other Grade Requirements: N/A
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
The Leaving Cert Applied Programme will not meet minimum entry requirements and will not be awarded points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information Applicants from QQI/FE colleges
TU Dublin welcomes applications from students who are presenting QQI/ FET/FETAC Level 5 awards. Entering TU Dublin following completion of a QQI award is a well-established pathway. We encourage students with a QQI qualification to apply, as most of our programmes have a quota of places reserved for such applicants. For details, visit
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Mature Applicants

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Number of Places 30 places (approximately).
Course Fee Fees & Grants
The Fees and Grants department is responsible for the administration of fees and grants for all students in TU Dublin.

The fee charged for all programmes offered by TU Dublin comprises the Student Contribution Charge which is now set at €3,000, and Tuition Fee where applicable.

Normally tuition fees are not applicable for first time, full-time undergraduate EU students.
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Financial Support Scholarships
TU Dublin offers a number of scholarships in a variety of disciplines. To learn more, go to

Financial Support and Access
A number of financial assistance schemes are available to support students facing financial difficulties, including scholarships, a hardship fund, and the Student Assistance Fund.

Expand+Submission of Portfolios

Art & Design Portfolio Clinics will take place in DIT Grangegorman on Thursday 23rd of November 2017 and Thursday 8th of February 2018. To secure a place, please email to request a time slot.


CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Be sure to complete any action well in advance of closing dates. You should av...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+Imagine creating eye-catching product displays and store layouts and design so that customers flock in to buy — that’s what visual merchandisers do. This programme will open your way for a career as a visual merchandiser and retail display design...

Comment Campus Location: Grangegorman
Careers or Further Progression Further Study
On graduation, you may continue to further study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

Career Opportunities
Visual Merchandiser, Window Display Designer, Fashion Stylist, Photo-shoot Stylist, Event Designer, Exhibition Designer, Freelance Visual Merchandiser, Retail Designer, Trainee Buyer, Interior Designer.
Further Enquiries Contact
School Office
T: (01) 402 4138
Points History
Year Points
2019 463 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 517 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 494 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)