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Event Management

Event Management

Prepare for a dynamic career in the exciting and fast-paced events management industry.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
1 Year
(Varies for part-time or blended studies)
Advanced Diploma
$5,380 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Akerley Campus/Online • Dartmouth Full time • Blended Seats available


Are you someone who can multitask, lead, research, prioritize and host an amazing party? Gain the skills and knowledge you need to plan, organize and lead:

  • Signature events
  • Festivals
  • Weddings
  • Conferences, tradeshows and meetings

Events and festivals are an integral part of public, not-for-profit, charitable, private and corporate sectors. And with an increasing number of events and festivals coming to Nova Scotia, there’s no better time to gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to be successful in one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors in the world.

Admission requirements

Program requirements

  • You're required to complete industry seminars and certifications, including Responsible Beverage Service, Basic Food Safety, Emergency First Aid, CPR Level A (or Wilderness and Remote First Aid).
  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • You get a chance to apply your learning in a work placement with an employer – locally or internationally.
  • For more information, visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • Graduates are prepared to work with public, not-for-profit, charitable, private and corporate sectors in a variety of capacities, including: Conference Organizer, Convention and Special Events Planner, Event Marketing Specialist, Event Planner, Meeting Planner, Conference Planner, Wedding Planner, Event Coordinator, Festival Organizer, Trade Show Organizer.

Choose NSCC

  • Our instructors maintain current memberships in professional organizations and have built strong sector relationships in tourism and business. They're ready to share their real-world experience, connections and knowledge.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.

Other info

  • Experiential learning, the process of learning through experience, is a cornerstone to this program. You'll learn through projects and simulations that give you practical, hands-on experience.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ENTR 2000   Foundations of Entrepreneurship
EVNT 3960   Work Experience
EVNT 5100   Logistics, Operations and Risk Management
EVNT 5110   Event Management Foundations
EVNT 5120   Food and Beverage Planning
EVNT 5130   Event Planning
EVNT 5140   Programming for Meetings, Conferences and Trade Shows
EVNT 5150   Computer Applications for Events
EVNT 5160   Event Marketing
EVNT 5200   Human Resources and Volunteer Management
EVNT 5210   Event Programming and Entertainment
EVNT 5220   Revenue and Partnership Development
EVNT 5230   Applied Events
EVNT 5240   Programming for Weddings, Festivals, Entertainment and Charity Events
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Next Steps

  1. 1

    Visit NSCC

    Visit NSCC » Campus Tour
  2. 2

    Application Process

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