Become a versatile and successful professional in the show and event management industry with our 12-month program. Not only will you be able to coordinate festivals, conferences, trade shows, corporate events, concerts, weddings and parties, you’ll have the opportunity to develop practical skills through an internship. This will also enable you to expand your network and build relevant knowledge to enable you to take the first step into the events industry.
Skills and Competencies
Throughout your studies, you’ll develop the capabilities to:
Under the provisions of section 4 of the College Education Regulations concerning the conditions of admission, a person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
Documents required for your admission:
All applications for admission must be accompanied by the following documents:
Documents written in language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official translation.
Term 1: Throughout your first term, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of the event planning process and industry; how to produce and promote a concert (e.g. equipment, contracts with artists, venue selection, licenses and permits, etc.); basic accounting principles to run an event; planning business or work as a freelancer event planner; as well as publicity and public relations for events.
Term 2: As you move into your second term you’ll become familiar with the fundamentals of starting and running a successful event planning business, marketing and promoting an event; effective event coordination (i.e. managing an event of the “day of”); as well as how to select, assess, negotiate, decorate and manage the ideal venue for an event.
Term 3: During this term, students will learn all of the important legal aspects related to planning an event (e.g. licenses, permits, insurance, laws and regulations, etc.); as well as how to effectively manage the hiring, training and supervision of employees and volunteers when planning an event.
You will also be required to complete an internship. You’ll be provided with guidance on how to find one, how to behave in a professional manner, as well as how to maximize the benefits of the experience.