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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

Expert planning demands knowledge, vision and design. These elements are essential to a successful event, and the core of our one-year program curriculum. Working with real clients on real events, you will balance design concepts with budgets, logistics and resources to develop events and exhibits with meaningful aesthetics. 

This graduate certificate program will provide you with specialized knowledge and experience in designing and managing events and exhibits. You will learn to analyze, plan, budget, source and create decor, props and visuals. Through hands-on learning with industry professionals, you can expect to acquire industry-focused knowledge, skills and experiences needed to succeed in the events and exhibition industry.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Special events organizer
  • Trade show planner
  • Trade show designer
  • Assistant event co-ordinator
  • Junior exhibit designer
  • Junior event designer
  • Assistant creative director
  • Festival organizer

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Client presentation
  • Event design
  • Floral design for events
  • Planning and logistics for events
  • Financial management for events


  • International Live Event Association (ILEA)

Success Story

Lauren Hildebrandt

Event Management: Event and Exhibit Design

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What Our Graduates Say

“The Event Management – Exhibit and Design Program is at the forefront of education in the field, and is teaching students through theoretical and real world experiences the skills necessary to contribute to the future of our industry. With the pace of the events world, we need fresh, energetic ideas. Programs like this give students a much greater background than in the past and a leg up on their competition. We have had the pleasure of working both with and for new graduates who bring a refreshing energy and passion to their events, and have the skills and knowledge to back up that enthusiasm.”

Bryan Bell
Chief Operating Officer, Decor & More Inc.
Event Management - Event and Exhibit Design Graduate