Floral Design

Floral Design

ClassroomFloral 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.

More Spring Courses: We offer a variety of yard and gardening courses during the spring semester.  Visit the Yard & Garden website the second week in March for a complete list of courses and workshops.

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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 - Spring
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3)
Please mention Semester: 201912 when registering.
May 24 - 26
May 31 - June 2
June 7 - 9
(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  
CRN 500133 classesMay 24 - 269 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri. - 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  
CRN 500143 classesMay 31 - June 29 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri. - 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 50015 3 classes June 7 - 9 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri. - 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.

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 classesMar. 20 - Apr. 106:30 -9:30 p.m.Wed.

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 Not offered this semester.

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 Not offered this semester.

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 decor.

Subject code: XFLD 101239 Hours. Fee: $229+GST 
CRN 501663 classesMay 21 - 286:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.

Fairy Garden Terrariums
Sign up with your child (5-13) to each make a fairy terrarium. Children over 14 can attend class alone. Please phone in to register.

Subject code: XFLD 101281.5 Hours. Fee: $59+GST 
CRN 502991 classJune 281 - 2:30 p.m.Fri.

Trio 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 101263 Hours. Fee: $89+GST 
CRN 502621 classMay 306:30 - 9:30 p.m.Thurs.

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.

Subject code: XFLD 101226 Hours. Fee: $159+GST 
CRN 502612 classesJune 25 - 276:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.

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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