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.
- 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 Code||Fee: $1,221.30||Daytime 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.
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 30052||3 classes||Feb. 1 - 3||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Fri. - Sun.|
|CRN 30348||6 classes||Feb. 19 - March 7||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Tues., Thurs.|
|CRN 30053||3 classes||March 2 - 9||9 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 30149||3 classes||Feb. 8 - 10||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Fri. - Sun.|
|CRN 30613||6 classes||March 12 - 28||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Tues., Thurs.|
|CRN 30349||3 classes||March 16 - 23||9 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 10106||2.5 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 10088||4 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 10129||2.5 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 10089||6 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 10097||2.5 Hours. $49+GST|
|CRN 30492||1 class||Jan. 26||9 - 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 10113||2.5 Hours. $85+GST|
|CRN 30617||1 class||Feb. 12||6:30 -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 30619||4 classes||March 4 - 25||6:30 -9:30 p.m.||Mon.|
Create a stunning Easter floral design.
|Subject code: XFLD 10104||2.5 Hours. Fee: $85+GST|
|CRN 30616||1 class||April 15||6:30 - 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 10096||2.5 Hours. Fee: $69+GST|
|CRN 30615||1 class||April 17||6:30 - 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 10118||6 Hours. Fee: $179+GST|
|CRN 30618||1 class||April 27||9 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 AIFD CAFA CAFD CFD
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.
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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