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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.


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

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

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


  • International Live Event Association (ILEA)


Student Works and Experiences

Success Stories 

Lauren Hildebrant

Lauren is an event designer and visual merchandiser who has graduated from 3 programs at Seneca. Her work at Seneca was well recognized, earning her the Student of the Year award and ARAMARK Student Excellence Award.

Lauren Hildebrant
Fashion Studies, Visual Merchandising Arts, Event Management: Event and Exhibit Design

Read Lauren's success story