Floral Design

Floral Design

ClassroomFloral Design Certificate of Completion

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

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

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 CodeFee: $1,221.30Daytime Fast Track - Winter
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3)
Please mention Semester: 201911 when registering.
Feb. 1 - 3
Feb. 8 - 10
Feb. 22 - 24
(daytime fast track)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. - Sun.
Fri. - Sun.
Fri. - Sun.

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: $429 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 300523 classesFeb. 1 - 39 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri. - Sun.
CRN 303486 classesFeb. 19 - March 76:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.
CRN 300533 classesMarch 2 - 99 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sat., Sun.

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: $459 Choose a CRN below that follows your level 1
CRN 301493 classesFeb. 8 - 109 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri. - Sun.
CRN 306136 classesMarch 12 - 286:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.
CRN 303493 classesMarch 16 - 239 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sat., Sun.

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: $469 Choose a CRN below that follows your level 2
CRN 30150 3 classes Feb. 22 - 24 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri. - Sun.
CRN 30151 3 classes March 30 - April 6 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun.
CRN 30614 6 classes April 2 - 18 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.

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.


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 101062.5 Hours. Fee: $129+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, amaryllis blooms, berries, twigs and an assortment of pine and cedar boughs.

 Subject code: XFLD 100884 Hours. Fee: $129+GST Not offered this semester

Christmas Grinch Table Center
Create your own Grinch tree using cedar branches, bring your own ornaments to decorate this long lasting Christmas arrangement.

Subject code: XFLD 101292.5 Hours. Fee: $89+GST Not offered this semester

Christmas Table Center and Decor
Create a festive table for Christmas. Build a fresh floral centre piece with mixed Christmas greens, fresh flowers, ribbon and candles. Create your own festive napkin rings, and design ten place cards for your holiday table. Explore how to create a theme for your festive table. All materials are included in the course.

Subject code: XFLD 100896 Hours. Fee: $149+GST Not offered this semester

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

Subject code: XFLD 100972.5 Hours. $49+GST 
CRN 304921 classJan. 269 - 11:30 a.m.Sat.

Getting Creative with Roses
Arranging a dozen roses is one of the most fundamental floral designs that a florist must learn. Explore six creative placements of roses using different stem lengths and design styles. Both traditional and non-traditional methods are demonstrated.

Subject code: XFLD 101132.5 Hours. $85+GST 
CRN 306171 classFeb. 126:30 -9 p.m.Tues.

Flowers for a Modern Wedding
Learn non-traditional wedding bouquet designs, creative floral wear, and modern boutonnieres and corsages. Discover how to develop a bridal theme.
Recommended: Floral Design level 3, Floral Wedding Design or minimum 1 year experience in the floral industry.

Subject code: XFLD 10120 12 Hours. Fee: $399+GST
CRN 306194 classesMarch 4 - 256:30 -9:30 p.m.Mon.

Easter Blooms
Create a stunning Easter floral design.

Subject code: XFLD 10104 2.5 Hours. Fee: $85+GST  
CRN 306161 classApril 156:30 - 9 p.m.Mon.

Fruits with Flowers
Incorporate fruits and even vegetables into your flower arrangements. Create an amazing centrepiece using green apples, limes, seasonal flowers and foliage to take home. Explore techniques for working with fruits and vegetables in your floral designs.

Subject code: XFLD 100962.5 Hours. Fee: $69+GST 
CRN 306151 classApril 176:30 - 9 p.m.Wed.

Parallel Floral Arrangements
Learn to construct clean, striking line designs with advanced floral techniques. Explore vertical and diagonal parallel designs.

Subject code: XFLD 101186 Hours. Fee: $179+GST 
CRN 306181 classApril 279 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sat.


Yvette was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic with background in visual arts and design. She moved to Amsterdam where she discovered her passion for flowers and floral design. Yvette came to Calgary in 1981 and pursued a career in the floral industry in both the retail and wholesale part of the industry. With 34 years of experience in floral design, Yvette enjoys teaching floral design at MRU and passing on her knowledge to her students.


Lea Romanowski, 30+ year in the floral industry, won her first FTD sponsored competition in 1984 at a local convention and was “Hooked!!!” Believing that being competitive helps keep a designer “On their toes creatively” she has won over 20+ awards in the past 15 years. This includes local, provincial, industry magazines, 2009 CAFA Cup and a International GALA Award for best dining table design in 2015.

Lea has made and art and profit out of pushing the boundaries of design. Investing in education she became involved with Flowers Canada in the late 90’s after receiving her Canadian Accredited Floral Designer designation. She was then inducted into the American Institute of Floral Design in 2003, the following year into the Canadian Academy of Floral Art.

Her work has been featured in Canadian Florist, Floriology, Canadian Special Events, Wed LUX, Metro and Avenue magazines. She has served on both Flowers Canada Alberta and CAFA national boards. Lea is the owner of “Designing on the Edge” in Calgary, Alberta, a studio that specializes in innovative Design and Decor for Corporate Events, Themed Parties, Structural Custom Props and Weddings. Always being asked to come up with “A fresh look” is a great challenge for Lea. She has since been nicknamed “McGyver” the problem solver in Calgary’s event world. With over 1000 events and 2000 weddings under her belt including the 1988 Olympics, 2008 Juno’s and recently volunteering on Tournament of Roses parade floats she is excited for the next big design challenge. 

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For information about these courses or the certificate program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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