As you progress through your lessons, you will learn new skills and develop the proficiency necessary to apply these skills. You will be amazed at how quickly you will master the skills of advanced floral design.
Your training is broken down into 10 separate instruction segments. Each may include a combination of reading, video, quizzes, design submission and essay submissions. You must complete each lesson in full and submit one at a time. We know it is tempting to jump ahead and do all the favorite segments but, it is best to complete your course in order. Each lesson builds upon the previous lesson. Jumping around can lead to missed information and lost opportunity for full understanding of the concepts.
Be assured we are here to help. You have the comfort of knowing that should you have a problem or a question you can always reach out for instructor support.
The Course Syllabus
The ten learning segments focus on individual aspects of the floral world. Once you successfully completed the program, you will complete your final exam for review and certification approval.
Instruction Segment One
What You Will Learn
How The Program Works
Getting to Know Each Other
Instruction Segment Two
Flower Care and Handling Review
Gardenia Care & Handling
Stephanotis Care & Handling
Tropical Flower Care & Handling
Tools Used by Professional Florists
Adhesives for the Floral Professional
Current Floral Design Trends
Trends in Personal Flowers
Creating a Flower Ring
Creating a Floral Cuff
Instruction Segment Three
Heritage Designs: Biedermeier, Della Robbia, Flemish, Hogarth, Tussie Mussie
Creating a Della Robbia Serpentine
Creating a Textural Pave’
Creating a Tussie Mussie
Instruction Segment Four
Review of the Elements and Principles of Design
Advanced Study of Scale
Fibonacci Theory in Design
Instruction Segment Five
Traditional Mechanics of Floral Design
Contemporary Mechanics of Floral Design
Creative Bridal Mechanics
Creating a Cascading Bridal Bouquet
Creating a Tall Vase Centerpiece
Packaging and Delivery of Flowers
Instruction Segment Six
Pricing Strategies for the Profitable Florist
Calculating the Flowers Needed for Events
Ordering and Planning for Profit
Marketing Categories in the Floral Industry
Instruction Segment Seven
Vegetative Floral Design
Creating a Parallel Garden
Creating Armature Based Bouquets
Creating a Radial Nest
Instruction Segment Eight
Advanced Study of the Elements and Principles
Advanced Theory of Line in Design
Formal Linear Floral Design
Foliage Manipulation Techniques
Foliage Design Sampler
Sympathy Tribute Trends and Techniques
Contemporary Casket Spray Design
Sympathy Terminology and Practices
Instruction Segment Nine
Marketing Yourself as a Floral Artist
Social Media for the Professional
Instruction Segment Ten
Working at you own pace, and in the comfort of your own home you will complete all 10 instruction segments. This will conclude with your two final exams. The first exam is a written exam covering the same material found throughout your studies. The second exam is a practical exam consisting of a floral design you feel best demonstrates your understanding of advanced design theories and techniques.
If you are like me, you find exams to be scary. Don't worry, by the time you have completed all the instruction segments, you will be fully prepared for the final exams and will complete them with ease. The final practical exam is a pass/ fail test. You will receive a complete written review and critique of your final exam floral design.
After you have successfully passed your final exams we will immediately send you your Floral Design Institute Graduation Certificate of Achievement. You will now possess not only a Graduation Certificate from one of the most respected Floral Design Schools in the world, you will also own a complete photographic portfolio of your own floral design work plus, the knowledge, the training, the skills, and the practical experience that will allow you to expand upon your career as a floral designer.
Students completing both the Basic and Advanced courses will also receive the title Floral Design Institute Certified Floral Designer. This then qualifies you for the American Institute of Floral Designers online certification testing. If you have not completed the Basic course, you may Challenge the Basic Course to receive your full Floral Design Institute certification and the opportunity for dual certification with the American Institute of Floral Designers.
As a Graduate of Floral Design Institute you will be part of the Tulip Tribe. You will continue to have our support and assistance as you pursue your career. Call, text, email or visit us, we are here to help.