What do I need to know about visual merchandising and fashion merchandising?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in visual merchandising, but I'm very overwhelmed. I don't know where I'd find a credible college where I could earn a degree in this subject. (I live in Illinois) And I wonder if I would even need a degree for this field. I read somewhere that I may also have to have a background in fashion merchandising. Is there anyone out there who is currently a visual merchandiser? Are there any helpful websites out there? Your advice is welcome.

Asked By: - 10/17/2011
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You may want to try and contact the HR departments of a couple different firms where you might some day want to work and ask them what they look for (skills and experience) for a visual merchandiser... More
Answered By: Bazel - 10/17/2011
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"Be yourself", "follow your heart" and "do the best of you" are the best answers I can give you. Best full preparation is also very important, and this will ensure you within your fashionable road. Before stepping into the industry, you need to learn how to be fashionable and what the fashion is about. I recommend you... More
Answered By: Jenny - 10/18/2011
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