Floral Design

Floral Design


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Floral Design Certificate of Completion

Your creativity and technique will blossom with these introductory floral design courses. Learn the skills to design and care for fresh flower arrangements. All fresh flowers are included in course fees.


  • Indulge your love of plants and flowers
  • Develop your creativity and eye for design
  • Prepare to enter the floral design industry
  • Learn floral design skills for weddings and other events

Program Format

  • Complete the 3 required courses (54 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

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Block Code Registration

Register for the entire program at once and receive a 10% discount!
Please note: Online registration is not available for Block Codes. Please phone Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833 to register.

Fast Track Schedule (3 weeks)

Block Code Fee: $1,167.30  Choose daytime or evening 
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3)
May 16-20
May 24-27
May 30-June 3
(daytime fast track)
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mon., Wed., Fri.
*Tue., Wed., Fri.
Mon., Wed., Fri.

*Due to the long weekend, Level 2 is Tue., Wed., Fri.  No class on Monday that week.

Required Courses

All courses in the Floral Design Certificate of Completion are offered every semester.

Floral Design, Level 1
Explore the basics of floral design, including the care and handling of fresh flowers. Learn the fundamental concepts of floral design and gain the necessary foundation for employment in the floral industry.
Note: You may take this course even if you don’t plan to finish the certificate of completion.

Subject code: XFLD 10001 18 Hours. Fee: $409  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50020 3 classes May 16-20 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.

Floral Design, Level 2
Advance your floral arranging skills with exciting new design ideas. Gain valuable hands-on experience with current industry concepts.
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 1

Subject code: XFLD 10002 18 Hours. Fee: $429  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50021 3 classes May 24-27 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue., Wed., Fri.

Floral Design, Level 3
Further develop your creativity and explore the elements of design. Practice the latest trends in floral design technique. Explore a variety of flowers, including tropicals, and use them to create distinctive, stylish arrangements to take home. 
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 2

Subject code: XFLD 10003 18 Hours. Fee: $459  Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30328 6 classes March 29-April 14 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tue. & Thu.
CRN 30604 3 classes April 2-16 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.
CRN 50022 3 classes May 30-June 3 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.

Individual Floral Courses

Not part of the Floral Design Certificate of Completion (see above)

Come on your own or with friends and create a beautiful arrangement for your home or as a gift for someone special. Beginners are welcome in all classes unless a prerequisite is listed.

A Career in the Floral Industry
Considering a career in the floral industry? Find out about working in a floral shop. Explore career opportunities.

Subject code: XFLD 10097 2.5 Hours. Fee $49+GST  
CRN 50549 1 class May 14 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat.

Fairy Garden Terrarium
Sign up with your child (5-13) to each make a fairy garden terrarium. Children over 14 can attend class alone. Please phone in to register. All supplies will be provided.

Subject code: XFLD 101282.5 Hours. Fee $49+GST 
CRN 505391 classMay 141 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Sat.

Trio of Terrariums
Use your creativity to make three small terrariums to take home or give as gifts. Terrariums are a popular natural decoration used in homes, offices and restaurants. This type of plant – succulents, air plants, cacti, moss and tropicals – live for a long time and are easily cared for. All materials, containers and plants will be supplied.

Subject code: XFLD 10126 3 Hours. Fee: $65+GST  
CRN 31003 1 class April 23 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat.
CRN 50408 1 class June 25 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat.

Decorating with Flowers
Floral design can enhance home staging, entertaining or beautifying your daily space in simple, beautiful, economical ways. Create six fresh floral arrangements to take home while learning about flower combinations, colours and containers suitable for décor.

Subject code: XFLD 10123 9 Hours. Fee: $209+GST  
CRN 50546 3 classes June 20-27
June 22
6:30-9:30 p.m.
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Mon. &

Floral Therapy
Learn how the colours and fragrances of flowers and affect you and others in your environment. Create two arrangements that create differing moods.
Instructor: Lea Romanowski, whose company Designing on the Edge won a 2015 international Gala award

Subject code: XFLD 10122 6 Hours. Fee: $149+GST  
CRN 50548 1 class June 5 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

Fresh Floral Jewelry
Students will create 4 to 5 wearable floral art pieces of jewelry. Recommended that students have completed floral design level 2 or have at least a year of experience in the floral industry.

Subject code: XFLD 1001216 Hours. Fee: $169+GSTNot offered this semester

Easter Blooms

Create a stunning Easter floral arrangement.

CRN 301461 classMarch 236:30-9 p.m.Wed.

Corsage Basics

Would you like to make corsages for special occasions? This one-day workshop introduces you to wiring techniques, construction of a corsage and boutonniere, bow-making techniques, and conditioning of flowers before and after construction to extend life. Create two corsages and two boutonnieres. Subject code: XFLD 10083.

Subject code: XFLD 10083 3 Hours. Fee: $95+GST Not offered this semester. 

Christmas Table Centre and Decorations
Create a festive table for Christmas. Build a fresh floral centrepiece with mixed Christmas greens, fresh flowers, ribbon and candles. Create your own festive napkin rings and design tent place cards for your holiday table. All materials are included in the course.
Note: Limit of 15 students
Instructor: Lea Romanowski, whose company Designing on the Edge won a 2015 international Gala award

Subject code: XFLD 10089 6 Hours. Fee: $139+GST  Not offered this semester.

Fresh Christmas Wreath
Excite your senses with the smell of fresh Christmas greens as you create your own Christmas wreath for your front door. This fresh Christmas wreath is created using a wire wreath form, decorative bows, berries, twigs and an assortment of pine and cedar boughs.

Subject code: XFLD 10088 4 Hours. Fee: $115+GST  Not offered this semester.

Outdoor Christmas Container
Make a stunning outdoor Christmas container for your garden or front yard using an assortment of greens such as cedar, pine, fir, branches and pine cones as well as seasonal ribbon. Enjoy your outdoor Christmas container creation throughout the holiday season.

Subject code: XFLD 10106 2.5 Hours. Fee: $119+GST  Not offered this semester.

Create Your Own Valentine's Arrangement
Your sweetheart will be delighted with this unique creation and beautiful variation of flowers and foliage.

Subject code: XFLD 10100 2.5 Hours. Fee $75+GST  Not offered this semester.



Ikebana, The Art of Japanese Floral Design


Ikebana is an art form created in Japan, using flowers and plant materials to express the beauty of nature, emphasizing line, rhythm, space and harmony. Express your creativity through this art form, whether you are new to floral arrangement or would like to broaden your skills. Bring home a beautiful Ikebana arrangement each week.

Subject code: XFLD 10099 9 Hours. Fee: $195+GST Not offered this semester 

Ikebana, Level 2
Expand on the floral techniques you learned in Ikebana, The Art of Japanese Floral Design. Explore vertical, horizontal, straight and curved line compositional techniques that express the beauty and strength of your materials. Learn to create dynamic colour schemes and how to arrange flowers into shapes. Take home a unique arrangement each week.
Recommended: Ikebana, The Art of Japanese Floral Design or Floral Design Level 1 or work in the floral industry

Subject code: XFLD 10115 12 Hours. Fee: $285+GST Not offered this semester 

Contemporary Floral Designs     
Think outside the box! Explore unconventional techniques to design and create a vibrant floral arrangement that is trendy, beautiful and sure to attract attention. Use a unique assortment of tropical flowers and greens to create a special arrangement to take home.

Subject code: XFLD 10112 2.5 Hours. Fee: $85+GST Not offered this semester

Preparing Your Garden for Winter
Prepare your trees, shrubs and flowerbeds for the cold winter months to guarantee a better yard and garden next spring. Explore seasonal care and preparation, find out which types of plants best withstand Calgary’s climate and when to plant your fall bulbs. Look at pruning, watering, fertilization, mulching and working with nature.

Subject code: XFLD 10048 4 Hours. Fee: $49+GST Not offered this semester

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For information about these courses or the certificate program:
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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