Careers in Visual Studies

The Creative Side of the Business of Fashion.

Visual Studies students learn how to build and present the desired image of a fashion company or brand. From in-store presences to digital displays, it's all about using the right presentation techniques to boost business.

Explore Visual Studies

Visual merchandisers bring brand strategies to life by creating and maintaining a visual presentation in a store, online, through a mobile app, or on a photo or video set. They provide creative direction in all aspects of the visual experience.

Sample Job Titles

  • Creative Director
  • Exhibition Designer/Installer
  • Curator
  • Set/Prop Designer/Installer
  • Temporary Space Designer (trade show, pop-up)
  • Photo Stylist
  • Visual Merchandise Manager

Sample Career Areas

  • Visual Communication
  • Web/Social Media/Digital Design

Knowledge, Skills, and Tools of the Trade

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Visual communication / Visual storytelling
  • Visual Composition and Design Skills
  • Creativity
  • Concept Development
  • Visual Literacy
  • Attention to Visual Detail
  • Design Thinking
  • Originality and Innovation
  • Visual Branding

Tools of the Trade

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Bridge, After Effects, Premiere
  • SketchUp
  • Microsoft Office
  • DSLR Photography
  • JavaScript
  • p5.js
  • HTML
  • A-Frame
  • VR/ AI

Visual Studies Degrees

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) / 4-Year Degree

As a Visual Studies major, you will develop creative and technological skills, while also taking core business courses. Whether in a computer lab, photo studio, or professional workplace, what you'll learn can be applied in a variety of creative careers across a range of industries, including traditional retail visual studies, exhibition design/installation, set design/photo styling, and more.

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