SWED: Signature Wedding and Event Design
Virginia Commonwealth University
Call: (804) 828-8831
Classroom (CR), instructor-led, hands-on/class session with online course access for those looking to get started in the wedding and event industry right away. Students fulfill all course requirements AND prepare for the certificate exam by participating in the online and live-class session.
Live-class sessions allow for instructor interaction with new perspectives and insider information from others in the industry attending who bring advice, insight, and experience to group discussions. Local classes take class trips, meet with local vendors, and attend local industry events. Courses are taught by seasoned wedding and event professionals.
Online students participate in group collaboration, share projects in the student blogs and discussion areas, and interact with students from all over the world, providing a great resource for networking, learning, and inspiration.
This course will allow students to experience the step-by-step processes and techniques utilized by the globe’s wedding and event experts. This new course is a comprehensive "how-to” for the industry, providing real behind-the-scenes footage, photographs and documentation, including insights into the wizardry that can make a wedding a one-of-a-kind, magical event for a couple and their guests.
There is a distinctive difference between an event planner and an event designer. The event planner is involved in every aspect of the logistical project management of the planning process and the event itself; however, it is the event designer who designs the event details from top to bottom, including the design surrounding the activities that make an event come to life. In many cases it is the designer who extracts the emotional and personal elements of a client and weaves it into the event design as an expression of who they are. A wedding planner taking this course will learn the art of design and how to apply design techniques to their existing fund of knowledge and services to their clients.
Tuition includes classroom sessions, SWED course materials, online curriculum, online student center, certificate exam fee and certification designation.