Available at the Renfrew campus.
60 credits - 20 courses - 12 months - 4 quarters - Diploma
Every day special events take place all over the world. Festivals, galas, awards shows, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, incentive programs, marketing events, sporting events, and many more. All these events require someone, or a team of people to put them together. Event managers and coordinators spend countless hours preparing and coordinating every detail of their event so that the audience can enjoy a seamless and spectacular event.
The Event Management Diploma Program is a one year, four quarter program that is designed to prepare students to enter into the professional and corporate world of special events. Reaching a number of industry sectors including the tourism, entertainment and meetings industries, there is a wide range of opportunities and entry-level career paths for graduates to pursue. With industry professionals as instructors, students receive relevant and industry specific education. Working to promote professionalism, ethics and growth in the special events industry, as well as to develop opportunities for students, The Art Institute of Vancouver is a proud member of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Canadian Special Events Society (CSES), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
The Event Management Diploma Program has worked with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council in order to provide curriculum that teaches to Event Management International Occupational Standards. These standards have been developed in a collaborative effort from a large group of authors and event management professionals from around the world, and has been endorsed by our local employer based Professional Advisory Committee.
Professional Designation (TCP-EVC)
The Art Institute of Vancouver and the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) have analyzed and compared the Event Management Diploma Program to the Occupational Knowledge component of the TCP- Event Coordinator certification program and found the programs to be equivalent. As a result, the two organizations as well as go2 who is the provincial partner of the CTHRC and delivery agent of emerit tourism training and certification in the province of British Columbia, have entered into an articulation agreement. Current and future students that successfully complete the Event Management Diploma Program with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 automatically qualify to receive credit towards the knowledge component of the TCP-EVC certification and designation. (Application fees apply)
All students enrolled in the program will receive a one-year student membership to Meeting Professionals International.