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Earn money by learning how to make any event look like a million dollars!

Express your talent
  • Do you want to gain a full understanding of the lucrative events décor field?

  • Do you want to explore and develop your creative talent?

Prospective Careers:

  • Decor Designer



Who will issue your certificate?
Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the Speciss College certificate in Events Décor.

This is the foundation for a rewarding career!

Speciss College is the largest private education institution in Zimbabwe. We provide a diverse range of education and training facilities; just take a look at the menu of courses we offer, and you’ll see that we cover more than 20 different fields of study!

The College’s well-deserved reputation for quality – established over 40 years - ensures that our students have a head-start in the job market and in their academic careers.

Speciss College’s training facilities are outstanding and the teachers and lecturers perform to the highest standards.

Speciss students regularly achieve results above international and national averages.

A qualification from Speciss College will equip you with skills to succeed in today’s competitive world!


Entry requirements for this course
This course is open to anyone who can read and write English, and especially individuals that have a creative or artistic talent.


What you will learn
This is what you’ll study in the Events Decor course:


There are many different types of events, hence the need for different types of décor. Learn about the various aspects of different events such as:
1.1 Events Planning
1.2 Décor Techniques
1.3 Types of Events

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays / Anniversaries
  • Trade Shows
  • Church Functions
  • Corporate Events
  • Grand / Official Opening

This module teaches the basics of how to get the right colours in the right places. It also ensures that you follow the simple principles of colours when you are designing your décor.

Further, the module provides an understanding of the fundamentals and psychological aspects of colours.

Topics to be covered are:
2.1Colour Theory
2.2Colour Schemes
2.3Colour Psychology

3.1.1 Learn to assemble rays, swags and dazzling large–scale focal points like cascading waterfalls, fabric walls, multi-layer backdrops, etc
3.1.2Fabric draping techniques
3.1.3Cost-effective decorating methods
3.1.4Learn fundamental skills and concepts to create several different styles of backdrops, fabric arches and table draping
3.2 Fabric Draping Practicals

a)Wall decorations

  • Scalloping using single material
  • Scalloping using double material
  • Butterfly design
  • Adding Fairy Lights

b) Ceiling

  • Make-up of ceiling
  • Using single material
  • Using double material

4.1 Theory
Table décor is incredibly varied and selecting the right look depends on personal preferences and the plans for the event. It is important that the table décor be in sync or harmony with all the other décor, e.g. the walls, ceiling, etc

4.1.1Different sizes and shapes of tables

4.1.2 Table Décor

  • Tables Linen (material, colours, sizes)
  • Use of roses

4.1.3Centrepiece – fresh flowers, dried flowers, artificial flowers

4.1.4 Additional accessories

  • Candles
  • Candle holders
  • Vases
  • Decorative bowls with dried flowers or fruit
  • Glassware
  • Cutlery
  • Serviettes

4.2 Table Décor Practical
a) Long & Short Falls

  • Long falls using single material
  • Long and short falls using single material
  • Long falls using double material
  • Long and short falls using double material

b) Pick & Drop Falls

  • Pick and drop falls
  • Pick and drop falls using single material
  • Pick and drop falls using material
  • Single scalloping

c) Scalloping

  • Single scalloping with roses
  • Double scalloping using contrasting material
  • Make-up roses
  • Snow using organza material

The module teaches participants how to arrange flowers in a variety of attractive styles that are pleasing to the eye and are sure to enhance any space. Participants learn the art and the business of flower arranging.

5.1Module will cover the basics of:

  • Composition
  • Colour
  • Proportion
  • Balance
  • Harmony
  • Shape

5.2 Basic principles of design, different types of arrangements. The 8 basic Flower Arranging Designs:

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Triangular
  • Crescent
  • Oval
  • Minimal
  • Lazy ‘S’ or Horizontal curve
  • Free Standing

5.3. Create elegant arrangements and centrepieces to decorate tables, arches , etc

This module looks at other or additional accessories that will enhance the décor. The accessories include:

  • Balloons
  • Candles
  • Fairy Lights
  • Red Carpet
  • Chair Linen
  • Logo and Names
  • Props e.g. arch

This short module will equip participants with the relevant business and marketing skills to enable individuals run a profit making events décor businesses, on a small scale. The module covers the following;

7.1 Learn professionalism and run your business to make a profit
7.2 Running your business as a business
7.3 Low budget marketing
7.4 Useful tools for promoting business
7.5 Networking – identifying business partners

What exams will you write?
Students’ practical work will be assessed throughout the course and a written exam will be conducted at the end of the course. Since this is a ‘hands-on’ course, 80% of the exam will be by continuous assessment, while 20% of the final mark will come from a theory exam.

Please talk to the Speciss Exams Officer to find out when exam fees are due.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.



What about books and stationery?
You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.


Similar courses you should consider at Speciss
Similar courses which are offered at Speciss College include: Speciss College Interior Decor Certificate and the Speciss Interior Diploma.

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