Event Design & Production Certificate

Event Design & Production Programs

The Event Design and Production (EDP) certificate program is designed to provide intermediate and advanced levels of knowledge in special event creation and execution, along with the necessary organizational, site, design, production and execution strategies. Emphasis is made in event chronology, balancing corporate objectives and cost ratios, design objectives, vendor management, risk management plans, communications, timelines, production schedules and post-event analysis.

This comprehensive training curriculum was developed specifically for those seeking credentials for career advancement. Students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills for designing, planning, coordinating and executing special events. Lectures and assignments drive this course. Students also are required to complete a final project by planning a special event from start to finish.

Counts for 9 professional development points towards the CSEP certification.

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TISOH is a CMP Preferred Provider

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with the Convention Industry Council or the CMP Program. Applicants may receive CE credit for attending any program that meets eligibility requirements of the CMP Program. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications –selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.conventionindustry.org



If you are currently working in this field or re-entering the industry and want to reinforce your core competency and increase your professional knowledge to plan large scale events, this is the path for you.


  • Program Overview
  • Designing with a Purpose
  • Administration
  • Technology
  • Defining the Event
  • Building the Budget
  • Coordination
  • Working Plans
  • Process of Design
  • Risk and Regulations
  • Management
  • Real Time & Post-Production



High school diploma or GED

Students must have successfully received a TISOH Conference Management & Event Planning Certificate, or Wedding Coordination & Design Certificate, or have two years of documented experience in conference management and event planning or wedding design.



Developed and taught by experienced and credentialed event producers, this course presents a core of knowledge featuring the essentials of special event production.


Multiple award-winning producer MGM Resorts Event Productions provides guidance and support for this exciting program.


Classroom: this class meets 6pm – 9:45pm Thursdays

45 hours, 4.5 quarter credits, 4.5 CEU
Tuition: $1,650


Interactive online learning. Students will begin their course alongside a cohort of fellow online students who will share the learning experience through discussion forums. Study at your own pace within the schedule provided under the guidance of a dedicated online instructor. The curriculum is divided into easily navigable modules, each containing lectures, quizzes, assignments and supplemental reading materials in addition to textbook learning.

45 hours, 4.5 quarter credits, 4.5 CEU
Tuition: $1,650