EVT861 - Festivals and Trade Shows

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Subject Title
Festivals and Trade Shows

Subject Description
Festivals and trade shows are great economic generators when executed well.  Students will investigate the importance of festivals and trade shows while applying practices already learned as they look at these specific industries.  Volunteer coordination will be introduced as well as marketing to a specific target audience.  Additionally, students will learn how to design as well as manage a trade show installation.

Credit Status
One credit

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

  1. Analyze the importance of festival and trade show industries as they apply to the local economy;
  2. Interpret terminology related to the festival and trade show markets in order to facilitate contracts;
  3. Identify the differing factors between trade shows, festivals and other events in order to plan and design events and exhibitions;
  4. Apply site selection criteria to assess the significance of location, facilities and service contractors for festivals and trade shows;
  5. Describe the management and financial challenges of building and sustaining a volunteer run festival or trade show;
  6. Create all necessary schedules and documentation in order to manage a trade show installation;
  7. Construct floorplans and production schedules that illustrate the impact of design and planning on a large scale.

Essential Employability Skills
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Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

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

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

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

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