M.A.D.E Diploma Programs

M.A.D.E is redefining the concept of a career school. Our programs incorporate high-level creative and critical thinking skills previously confined to 4-year colleges, with more hands-on technical training than traditional degree programs. M.A.D.E prepares graduates to perform in today’s fast paced work environments and communicate effectively with clients.

The focus is on Portfolio Development. Our programs feed into specific art and design industries where a portfolio is paramount to landing jobs. M.A.D.E graduates leave equipped with a cohesive portfolio of art or design showcasing their unique creative voice. We teach the art of persuasive presentation and professional contract negotiation so that our graduates are fully prepared to translate their success in the classroom into the workforce.

M.A.D.E is committed to providing an educational experience that is valuable, worthwhile and relevant to the burgeoning employment landscape. With small class size and one-on- one instruction, students are supported in reaching their highest potential. M.A.D.E is dedicated to producing the best-prepared professionals entering the industry.

Event Design

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Event designers are responsible for creating the identity and atmosphere of events including conferences, galas, trade shows, festivals, weddings, fashion shows and corporate functions. Event designers are dynamic individuals on the front line of a client’s public image. It’s their job to create memorable, functional, and visually stunning experiences in a manner that solidifies the client’s brand or vision.

What better place to study event design than in Miami-the glamorous city that attracts businesses from around the globe? Thanks to its strategic location, multicultural identity, unbeatable weather, and bustling tourist industries, Miami has become a mecca for international fairs and conferences, as well as a hotspot for weddings and private events. With classes taught by professional event designers from the local area, students in MADE’s Event Design program benefit from learning the tools of the trade directly from sources who know ”who’s who” and what works in the event business industry in Miami South Florida.

The M.A.D.E Event Design program covers the creative, logistic, and business aspects of a career in event design, with emphasis placed on making connections with event professionals in the community. Students are trained on all aspects of the event design process: networking, contract negotiations, ideation, and production of the final outcome.

This includes a deep understanding of aesthetics (branding, color theory, linens, lighting design, food services, staging, linens), technical skills (AutoCAD, space planning, perspective drawing, and audio-visual), 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 creative directors or seek entry-level positions in event design companies prepared for a career as a freelance event designer or entry-level positions in event design, special events, experiential marketing and event promotions.

Event Design
  • Program Length:
    8 months
  • Admissions:
    Resume, High School Diploma (or equivalent), Enrollment Agreement
  • Career Path:
    Event Designer, Event Coordinator, Conference Coordinator, Event Promoter, Experiential Marketing Specialist, Special Events Producer, and Event Director
  • Skills & Software:
    Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint
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    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.

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    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.

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    Students learn to use AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign and Advanced PowerPoint Techniques to produce striking visuals content and signage to aid in the marketing and production of creative events.


    This capstone class brings together all areas of knowledge about event design. Students refine a portfolio to use in jumpstarting their professional careers.


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Event skills

  • Visual Design

  • Project Management




Become an event designer


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!

  • Event Designer

  • Event Planner

  • Event Coordinator

  • Event Promoter

  • Experiential Marketing Specialist

  • Special events producer

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