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

About the Program

Don’t just plan events — create unforgettable experiences.

Do you have an eye for detail? Do you enjoy planning events for your family and friends? Do you dream about creating experiences people can’t stop talking about? If any of this sounds like you — and you already have a postsecondary degree or diploma — the Event Management program is the perfect place to kick-start your career as an event planner and designer.

In eight months, you’ll learn what it takes to execute real events for real clients in an exciting, fast-paced industry. Taught by a team of industry professionals, you’ll develop the skills you need to translate your design concepts into events that will leave your clients speechless. 

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • designing and presenting event concepts
  • creating intricate floral designs
  • writing engaging event proposals
  • fostering and maintaining lasting client relationships
  • planning logistics to ensure every event is a success
  • building budgets and securing sponsorships
  • making strong first impressions and building awareness for your personal brand through social media

Your Career

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

  • event designer
  • event planner
  • wedding planner
  • floral designer
  • event rental co-ordinator
  • in-house event co-ordinator

Affiliations/Associations

  • International Live Event Association (ILEA)

 

Student Works and Experiences

Inspired Spaces

As the culminating project for the Event Management program, Inspired Spaces will be the highlight of your studies. The annual tabletop competition challenges you to develop a fictitious event for a mock client and gives you an opportunity to have your work critiqued by a panel of industry professionals. 

As part of Canadian Special Events (CSE) Live — the annual conference for creative event professionals across Canada — Inspired Spaces allows you to showcase outstanding tabletop designs amid an evening of entertainment.

Bloor Street Entertains

From Day 1, you’ll be thrown into exciting preparations for Bloor Street Entertains — Canada’s largest annual fundraising gala that supports the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. Working with iconic storefronts in Toronto’s Yorkville Village, you’ll use your creative skills to transform retail venues into luxurious dining experiences for just one night. From concept to execution, you’ll work alongside other professionals as part of your official introduction to the Canadian events industry.

Success Stories 

Brittany More-Ockrant

Seneca’s Event Management program taught Brittany More-Ockrant to push the boundaries of her creativity in the ever-changing design industry. Today, she’s a senior sales executive with Décor and More and attributes much of her career success to her studies at Seneca.

Brittany More-Ockrant
Event Management - Event and Exhibit Design

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Michelle Nicol

After completing Seneca’s Event Management program, Michelle Nicol was confident that she had the skills she needed to enter the industry and excel. She has been named one of the top 30 under 30 by Event Rental Magazine and now works with Higgins Event Rentals as an account manager. Year after year, she is impressed with the calibre of work that Seneca’s graduates produce and continues to be an avid supporter of the program. 

Michelle Nicol, CERP
Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design

Read Michelle's success story