Visual Merchandising Arts Trip to New York City

Students and faculty from Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) program recently returned from an annual trip to New York City, where students attended a visual merchandising conference, Retail Design Collective New York City Dec 4-6, 2013, which is put on by the Association of Retail Environments (ARE). The conference includes information sessions and showroom tours for store planners, visual merchandisers and designers. It coincides nicely with New York City’s famous holiday retail displays (pictured above). The NYC trip is offered annually or semi-annually to Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) students, and is also open to other Sheridan students depending on space. VMA program coordinator, Louise Franklin, tailors the itinerary to stack the trip with educational experiences for students, while Julie Nichols organizes and plans essential logistics to make the trip possible. Both Students and faculty attend the conference to learn new VMA trends and maintain industry contacts. Conference sessions this year… Read More