Floral Design

Floral Design

ClassroomFloral 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.

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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: 201811 when registering.
Feb. 23 - 25
March 2 - 4
March 9 - 11
(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 CRN from below
CRN 300656 classesJan. 16 - Feb. 16:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.
CRN 300683 classesFeb. 23 - 259 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri. - Sun.
CRN 30618
3 classesMarch 17 - 249 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 30214
3 classesMarch 2 - 49 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri. - Sun.
CRN 306193 classesApril 7 - 149 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 30398
6 classes Feb. 27 - March 15 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.
CRN 30215 3 classes March 9 - 11 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri. - Sun.
CRN 30216 3 classes April 21 - 28 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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.

Subject code: XFLD 10097 2.5 Hours. Fee $49+GST
CRN 309501 classJan. 246:30 - 9 p.m.Wed.

Bunnies and Blooms
Create a beautiful Easter basket that will add flair to your celebration. A collection of assorted seasonal fresh flowers in shades of purple, pink, yellow and white is sure to delight your Easter guests or make a welcome hostess gift.

Subject code: XFLD 100802.5 Hours. Fee: $65+GST 
CRN 30952
1 classMarch 286:30 - 9 p.m.Wed.

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 1012012 Hours. Fee: $399+GST 
CRN 309534 classesMarch 5 - 266:30 - 9:30 p.m.Mon.

Floral Wedding Design, Level 2
Gain the edge over your competition by enhancing your portfolio of advanced floral wedding techniques. Create elegant floral wedding design compositions each class, and expand on your historical and cultural knowledge of flowers and their ever-present appearance at weddings through the ages.
Recommended: Introduction to Floral Wedding Designs

Subject code: XFLD 1010818 Hours. Fee: $429 
CRN 309576 classesApril 10 - 266:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.

Dynamic Line Designs
Expand your knowledge of the Oval, Hogarth and Crescent floral arrangements that were introduced in Floral Design, Level 2. Explore the similarities and differences between these dynamic line designs. Create and take home a beautiful Crescent arrangement.
Recommended: Introduction to Floral Wedding Designs

Subject code: XFLD 101196 Hours. Fee: $179+GST 
CRN 309562 classesApril 9 - 116:30 - 9:30 p.m.Mon., Wed.

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: $229+GST  Not offered this semester

Minimalist Floral Design
Create a minimalist floral arrangement. Learn to use leaves and foliage with a modern approach, using leaf sculpting and minimal flowers.

Subject code: XFLD 101302.5 Hours. Fee: $59+GST
CRN 309541 classMarch 216:30 - 9 p.m.Wed.

Tropical Arrangement
If you enjoy tropical flowers, come and make an arrangement to take home. You will learn about tropical flowers and which ones are suitable for arrangements.

Subject code: XFLD 101313 Hours. Fee: $79+GST
CRN 30955
1 classApril 46:30 - 9:30 p.m.Wed.

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: $159+GST Not offered this semester.

Christmas Grinch Table Centre
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 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: $149+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: $129+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: $129+GST  Not offered this semester


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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403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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