8-MONTH DIPLOMA PROGRAM
- Career Goals:
Event Designer, Event Coordinator, Conference Coordinator, Event Promoter, Experiential Marketing Specialist, Special Events Producer, and Event Director
- Skills & Software:
Adobe®️ Photoshop, Adobe®️ InDesign, Microsoft PowerPoint
- Admission Requirements:
Resume, High School Diploma (or equivalent), Enrollment Agreement
- Semester Cost:
Financing options available
Event designers are responsible for creating the identity and atmosphere of events like conferences, galas, trade shows, festivals, weddings, fashion shows and corporate functions. Event designers are dynamic individuals at the front line of a client’s public image. It’s their job to create memorable, functional, and visually stunning experiences that solidify a client’s brand or vision.
The M.A.D.E Event Design program covers the creative, logistic, and business aspects of a career in event design, with an emphasis placed on building connections with event professionals in the local Miami community. Students are trained on all components of the event design process: networking, contract negotiations, ideation, and producing the final outcome.
This includes a deep understanding of aesthetics (branding, color theory, linens, lighting design, food services, staging), technical skills (space planning, graphic design for digital or print, and social media technology), and the ability to meet a project's requirements and restrictions (budget, timeline, safety, and permits). Upon completion of the program, students will be ready to market themselves as freelance event designers and event coordinators or seek entry-level positions in event design companies by specializing in event design production, special events, experiential marketing and event promotions.
This program is taught entirely in English
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EVENT DESIGN COURSES
THE BUSINESS OF EVENT DESIGN
The successful event designer is business savvy. Learn the essential business skills needed for prospecting clients, negotiating contracts, budgeting, revenue generation, sourcing vendors, sponsorship activations, and final production and post-event wrap-up.
EVENT PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS
Jump right into the industry in this exciting class that challenges students to produce a real, live event. That, practices conceptualizing, marketing, and coordinating an event in a collaborative setting with your classmates.
Students learn to use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to produce striking visuals content and signage to aid in the marketing and production of creative events.
EVENT DESIGN PORTFOLIO
This capstone class brings together all areas of knowledge about event design. Students refine a portfolio to use in jumpstarting their professional careers.
CAREERS & OUTCOMES
A skilled event designer has access to expansive employment opportunities in the public, private and corporate sectors. For private parties, there is a huge demand for event designers to produce weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceañera, and more. In the business world, there are even more prospects. Here’s a sampling of some of the types of organizations that hire event planners:
Banking/ Investment groups, Country Clubs, Casinos, Caterers, Chambers of Commerce, Country Clubs, Cruise Lines, Fashion and Consumer Retailers, Florists, Hospitals, Hotels/ Resorts, Museums, Nonprofit Organizations, PR Firms, Theme Parks, Tourism Organizations, Trade Associations, Universities, Just to name a few!