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Event Management - Event and Exhibit Design

Create award-winning events

The Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design program is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program that blends business with applied design techniques and detailed product knowledge to give graduates a wide breadth of marketable skills. This graduate program focuses on managing the design process for special events and exhibits; specifically the analysis, planning, budgeting, sourcing, and creation of decor, props and visuals.

Through a wide variety of industry guest speakers, tours, and field trips the students receive introductions to many of the industry’s leading suppliers, wholesalers, design and decor companies, production houses, as well as full behind-the-scene tours of the top venues and event locations in the Toronto area. You will get unprecedented access to the top venues, retailers, wholesalers, supplier markets, etc. that the general public never gets to see.

Are you a person who…

  • has a strong personal, professional, passionate interest in design?
  •  is extremely detail oriented?
  • has a strong creative sense and great imagination?
  • can visualize a written concept or verbal idea and turn into a functioning reality?
  • is seriously motivated?
  • can see beyond the glamour, be willing to get dirty and work behind the scenes to create the perfect environment and ultimate guest experience?
  • is meticulous in administration and management?
  • is a great communicator?
  • is good at interacting with others and a team player?

If you answered "YES" to these questions, this program just may be for you!

Program length and course structure

Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design is only offered as a full-time program from May to December. Classes are schedule Monday to Friday anywhere from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants should understand that due to the hands-on nature of this program, students will be asked to work at events that happen on evenings and weekends - the same hours a professional planner works.

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    Event Management - Event and Exhibit Design

    Ellen, the Executive Director of Polo for Heart, is a graduate of Event Management - Event and Exhibit Design.

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  • Program Highlights

    Working on real events


    Working with industry professionals

  • What you’ll learn

    Event development


    Tradeshows and exhibit design;


    Wedding conceptualization


    Design and creative concepts


    Visual aspects of event production


    Event administration