EVD702 - Event Design

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Subject Title
Event Design

Subject Description
How does design and decor contribute to the overall effectiveness of an event? This subject explores how to design décor for an event to meet client objectives; whether it be social, cultural or corporate events. Students will examine how rentals, lighting, catering, entertainment, audio/visual and programming contribute to the overall design of an event. A focus on hospitality, etiquette and food preparation will be included. Students will research social and cultural traditions/practices and use this knowledge to recommend ideas for clients.
Students will develop detailed concepts for their annual tabletop competition Inspired Spaces.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Synthesize various sources of research (client interviews, site inspections, decor resources) in order to develop comprehensive designs that meet the objectives of a client;
  2. Utilize terminology relating to event decor, event production, and installations in order to communicate to a wide variety of event stakeholders;
  3. Explain terminology relating to food service, food handling and safety in order to deliver catering services that meet client objectives;
  4. Source materials and suppliers for the design and construction of event installations;
  5. Design centerpieces, atmospherics and decor appropriate for a wide variety of events: corporate, charity, and social;
  6. Identify various international, cultural and ethnic traditions in order to design and deliver appropriate event services.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.