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Visual Studies
Bachelor's Degree

From Concept to Consumer

The Visual Studies degree  brings together the art and science of bringing new fashion from concept to consumer through display design, store design, and a thorough understanding of target markets.

For those with ambition and interest in this field, LIM College will teach you the principles, philosophies, and technologies of visual merchandising. In class, you’ll use mannequins, forms, props, and the latest software to experiment with design and technique. Outside of class, you’ll explore real-world merchandising practices throughout New York City. When you finish your visual studies degree, you’ll graduate with a strong understanding of color, graphic arts, and production.

Whether you’re trying to break into this field or advance your present fashion career, we have a program that will guide you to success.


With a degree in Visual Studies from LIM College, you will be prepared for a wide range of career options including:

  • Creative Presentation Manager
  • Display Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Space Planner
  • Visual Display Coordinator
  • Visual Merchandising Associate
  • Sales & Consumer Behavior
  • Advanced Store Design
  • Digital Merchandising

Sample Courses

  • Color & Design
  • Contemporary Art
  • Display Graphics
  • Drawing Design Studio
  • Fashion Photography
  • Global Retailing
  • Intro to Visual Merchandising
  • Visual Presentation
  • Visual Technology & Design
  • Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Imports Manager

Get to Know Our Industry

Want to learn more about the business side of fashion? Visit our articles and guides for more information about our industry and related careers.


What is Visual Studies?
Visual Studies Careers & Job Descriptions
Visual Studies Salary Guide

The LIM Distinctive Learning Formula

LIM College’s degree in Visual Studies program has been developed to include a distinctive mix of theory and hands-on experiences. This includes lectures, group discussion, student group work and participation to arm you with the diverse set of knowledge and experience that employers look for in this field. You’ll benefit from our distinctive learning formula in any of our programs, whether you’re on our NYC campus or enrolled in online programs, designed to fit the busy schedule of adult learners. Once graduated you’ll also benefit from our broad network of employers and successful alumni.