Study Floral Design: Classes, Training & Online Diploma Info

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A student with a Floral Design Diploma will learn how to design and arrange floral products for a variety of uses and occasions. This diploma can lead to a potentially lucrative career as a floral designer for weddings, funerals and special occasions. The classes required to earn this degree are: horticulture, floral design, indoor floral arranging, outdoor foliage and greenhouse maintenance. If you would like to know more about this degree, then please read on.
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Why Earn a Degree in Floral Design?

There are those who love to work in their garden or greenhouse. Those who do may wonder how they could turn the love they have for their plants into a career. A Floral Design Degree answers that question. These days, any event may use specially designed floral arrangements. Floral designers are always in demand for weddings. Becoming a floral designer can even become quite lucrative depending on specialization, quality of work and location. All of the tricks and skills can be learnt by earning a Floral Design Degree.

Career Possibilities

Floral Design Occupational Outlook

Once a student has graduated with a Floral Design Degree, the graduate is prepared to enter the working world as a floral designer. The only question is whether or not the student wants to design floral arrangements for all occasions, work for a floral shop, start their own shop or specialize in something like weddings, funerals or group events.

Floral Design Salary Information

Salary.com, www.salary.com, indicates that the national average as far as salaries go for a floral designer is between $26,783 and $58,479 per year. The salary can depend upon the location where the designer is employed and whether or not the designer owns his or her own business or works for a florist or design company.

Degree Specifics

Coursework for Floral Design

For a student to successfully graduate with a Floral Design Diploma, her/she must take a number of design classes focused on the use of flora. The classes required for this are:

  • Horticulture
  • Indoor Floral Design
  • Outdoor Foliage
  • Greenhouse Maintenance
  • Crop Care and Maintenance
  • Wedding Design
  • Event Planning
  • Decorating

Skills Learned for Floral Design

A graduate with a Floral Design Diploma will have the skills to design floral arrangements for a variety of occasions. The skills involved are:

  • Plant Care
  • Flower Arranging
  • Interior Design
  • Event Planning
  • Horticulture
  • Greenhouse Maintenance
  • Decorating

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