Floral Design

Floral Design

Classroom Floral Design Certificate of Completion

Your creativity and technique will blossom with these floral design courses, whether you're looking to join the industry or create your own arrangements for a special event. 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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  • Earn a recognized credential (certificate of completion) to enhance your career prospects
  • Prepare for a career in the floral industry
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Complete the 3 required courses (54 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

Special savings

Register for all courses in the program at once and receive a 10% discount!

Please note: Online registration is not available for this special offer. Call Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833 to register. This offer cannot be applied or adjusted after the start of the first course.

Regular price: $1637. Special savings: $1473.30

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18 Hours. Fee: $476.10 Floral Design, Level 1 Nov. 18 - 20
18 Hours. Fee: $494.10 Floral Design, Level 2 Nov. 25 - 27
18 Hours. Fee: $503.10 Floral Design, Level 3 Dec. 2 - 4


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 (for registration): Floral Design

Subject code: XFLD 10001 18 Hours. Fee: $529
CRN 90567 3 classes Sep. 20 - 23 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tue., Weds., Fri.
CRN 90568 3 classes Nov. 18 - 20 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri., 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 (for registration): Floral Design

Subject code: XFLD 10002 18 Hours. Fee: $549
CRN 90570 3 classes Sep. 26 - 29 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon., Weds., Thurs.
CRN 90571 3 classes Nov. 25 - 27 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri., 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 (for registration): Floral Design

Subject code: XFLD 10003 18 Hours. Fee: $559
CRN 90573 3 classes Oct. 3 - 7 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon., Weds., Fri.
CRN 90574 3 classes Dec. 2 - 4 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun.

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 in Calgary.

Subject (for registration): Floral Design

Subject code: XFLD 10097 2.5 Hours. Fee: $49+GST
CRN 90576 1 class Sep. 14 6:30 - 9 p.m. Weds.

Fresh Christmas Wreath
Excite your senses with the smell of fresh Christmas greens as you create your own Christmas wreath for your front door.

Subject (for registration): Floral Design

Subject code: XFLD 10088 4 Hours. Fee: $129+GST
CRN 90577 1 class Nov. 30 5 - 9 p.m. Weds.

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

Subject (for registration): Floral Design

Subject code: XFLD 10029 2.5 Hours. Fee: $89+GST
CRN 90578 1 class Dec. 17 9:30 a.m. - 12 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 ssdata_ce_romanowski
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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