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Retail Design and Management - Design, Technology & Business (AP degree)

Academy Profession Degree of Retail Design and Management, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Herning
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://en.via.dk/programmes/design/design-technology-and-business-ap-degree/retail-design-and-management

Description

The AP degree programme in Retail Design and Management teaches you to design, furnish and manage retail stores within the fashion and lifestyle sector. You learn to manage trends and consumer behaviour, as a result you are able to assist in designing the store concept for specific target groups. You learn how to analyse a store concept and interpret the results afterwards. Also, you learn to transform knowledge into sales.

The programme is organised to give you a broad knowledge of different disciplines within the fashion and lifestyle sector, for example design, marketing, purchasing and production as well as a profound introduction to your chosen speciality. 

Career Opportunities  

With an AP degree in Retail Design and Management, you have the chance to work as an assistant to the retail designer or retail manager. Your job may be to improve the operations and daily routines of a store as well as developing and improving retail concepts. As a retail manager’s assistant you learn to apply management tools in running the business. Additionally, your job may be to sketch, trim and decorate a retail store, in order to make its visual appearance agree with the values of the store chain.

Several AP degree graduates choose to do a BA top-up, which gives you access to a wider range of career prospects.

About the Degree

The Academy Profession programmes combine theory with practice and are suited for employment in business and industry. In some programmes students have the possibility of a top-up degree in which they continue at a bachelor level within a prespecified or related field. The top-up degree is a 90 ECTS supplement programme resulting in a Professional Bachelor Degree. 

Admission  

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a general upper secondary school diploma or a vocational diploma, or the international equivalent.
You are also required to have obtained mathematics/economics corresponding to a Danish level C - and English corresponding to a Danish level B. Read more about the requirements here.

In addition, documentation is required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. VIA University College accepts a range of international tests. Read about the language requirements at VIA.

Apply through the national electronic admission system, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk


To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, Switzerland and Turkey. 

The tuition fees are:
  • 1st year (1st and 2nd semester): EUR 15.000
  • 3rd semester: EUR 7.500
  • 4th semester: EUR 7.500


For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
   

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Autumn 2017

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 21

Campus Herning

Description

Campus Herning accommodates the largest design and business academy in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors. Campus Herning offers a number of design programmes in both Danish and English and has a close cooperation with the fashion industry and the nearby.
The study environment is inspiring and decorated by known artists. The facilities are plenty, and students are encouraged to use them as much as they want.

  • Students: 1.300
  • International students: 400
  • Employees: 120
Read more about Campus Herning here.


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