INT 220 - Principles of Floral Design
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the hands-on skills and theory required for career success in event function and commercial/residential floral design. Students will understand the elements, principles, forms, styles and techniques of floral design. Students will learn to identify flowers and interior foliage plants, create specialty floral items and develop knowledge of sound business management practices and careers in the floral industry. Students will learn floral marketing, pricing and sales.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Gain familiarity with basic floral supplies and equipment.
2. Practice the proper care and handling of fresh flowers.
3. Understand and utilize the basic elements and principles of design.
4. Create professional centerpiece arrangements with permanent flowers.
5. Be exposed to and create asymmetrical arrangements.
6. Have a working knowledge of the major foliage available to floral designers.
7. Obtain the skill-set to work with and without floral foam.
8. Develop expertise in the creation of a comosite flower - Glamellia.
9. Obtain proficiency at creating a round bridal bouquet; a cascade bridal bouquet; corsages and boutonnieres.
10. Develop a familiarity with comtemporary design techniques.
11. Obtain the ability to select and recommend appropritate flowers for an arrangement.
12. Experience and perform floral creations that maximize visual value.
13. Develop pricing, marketing and selling plans for the sale of floral arrangements.
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