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Level 3

Visual Merchandising and Styling | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design | Level 3


This course is for you if you have a passion for trends, marketing, styling and fashion as well as an interest in working within the fast-paced retail and styling industry. Learn how interior retail spaces can be arranged in ways that attract customers, maximise their engagement with products, and motivate them to buy.
You will experience working in our brand new fashion and photography studios at our Central Brighton Campus with collaborative opportunities for practical work. Your learning will take place in our dedicated creative studios, computer suites and window display areas. You will develop your employability skills through work experience and live projects, plus you’;ll go behind the scenes at independent and big brand stores in Brighton and London.
You’ll benefit from:
  • opportunities to gain valuable work experience with external clients
  • dedicated design, fashion and photography studios
  • industry relevant trips
  • working on live projects and collaborations
  • teaching delivered by fashion industry specialists


You’ll require at least four GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, maths and preferably a creative subject. Also, you will have to pass a six week review.
If you do not have the above grades, start on our Level 2 Visual Merchandising and Styling course.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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