Visual Merchandising Arts

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Program description - September 2022

Imagine pursuing your passion in the highly creative industry of visual merchandising, the art and science behind retail design and development. You will combine the art of window displays, prop making, graphic design, event planning and photo styling with the science of floor planning, planogramming, branding and marketing, and entrepreneurship. It is the process of creating an inviting and interactive environment for the consumer utilizing a variety of on-trend mediums, materials, software and technology. This two-year diploma program focuses on project-based, hands-on learning for the creative problem solver! A field placement opportunity is provided in the second year of the program to gain industry experience in the field of visual display and merchandising as well as make some new partnerships with industry members. Conestoga is the only college offering Visual Merchandising Arts graduates the opportunity to earn a second two-year diploma in Interior Decorating in just one year! Successful students become even more marketable, capable of designing for both commercial interiors and home interiors!

Program details

Code: 1206
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2022
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Creative Industries

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13350.00
Ancillary Fees
$1443.28
$2723.28
Total Fees
$4139.28
$16073.28

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2231.89 $1907.39
Year Total   $4139.28

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International fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00 $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8463.89 $7609.39
Year Total   $16073.28

Returning student tuition & fees

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Kitchener – Doon

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