Event & Venue Management - Toronto

Event management programs offer valuable industry and business skills that prepare students for excellent employment opportunities such as event coordinator, marketing assistant, event supervisor, trade show planner, special events organizer, trade show planner and more in various industries ranging from tourism, business, non-profit to entertainment.

Students looking to be a part of this dynamic sector can opt for event management programs in Toronto which will prepare them for challenges and responsibilities in this industry. 

Venue management and event management program offer necessary skills like planning and executing an event, managing logistics, hiring and training staff, making a strong professional network and successfully navigating the event industry. 

These expertise are gained through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on risk management, event planning, facility management and a lot more, making you capable of pursuing multiple job roles including being an entrepreneur. This globally popular field is growing exponentially and offers tremendous scope in terms of salary, stability and growth. 

Courses at Trebas focus on event planning, marketing, budgeting, contract negotiations, advertising and venue operations management, to give you all the tools you need to embark on rewarding careers in this field.

Our full time, 48-week program takes you from novice to expert event and venue manager in just four terms.

Tuition fees

Micro-Credential Publicity & Promotion for Events Introduction


Key facts

Intakes: January, April, July and OctoberFinancial Assistance - Learn More

960 hours

12-months (48 weeks)

4 terms


Daytime classes

Diploma Program

Program Overview

The term focuses on business and design. You’ll develop the business and managerial skills needed to thrive as an event manager. You’ll also be introduced to the creative side of event management and promotions.


Computer Basics – 47.5h

Learn about computer hardware, networks, operating systems, and file management systems, and their relevance to event management. You will also explore design concepts, such as print preparation and web design.

Event Graphic Design – 30h

Learn how to use professional event design applications to create stunning 3D images, build winning proposals, and generate faster turnaround from customers.

Event Industry Software – 47.5h

Learn the powerful location booking and event management software, EventPro Planner. EventPro includes facility scheduling, function coordination and event management, providing you with the ability to efficiently organize information and run custom reports for an event.

Multimedia Stage Production – 22.5h

The module explores the use of multimedia equipment for stage productions. You will learn to ensure that all equipment at events works properly, including slide projectors, tripods, screens, sound systems, video projectors, light, and scenic backdrops. 


Theatrical Staging and Design – 22.5h

This comprehensive and practical module examines the technical and design aspects of live theatre production, including scene design, construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. You will explore real-world examples that show how professional designers manipulate stage space and create a desired look. 

Event Planning Contracts – 22.5h

This module covers all the issues special events professionals need to understand regarding contractual considerations. You will become familiar with the main contracts employed by both event professionals and facility administrators.

Finance and Budgeting – 45h

Gain real-world financial knowledge through this thorough primer tailored to use in an event management context. You will learn about the elements of a detailed line-item budget and analyze the budgets of festivals, concerts, tours, tradeshows and conventions. 

Risk Management – 22.5h

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of event risk and liability for everything from small intimate events to huge multiple-day extravaganzas. Through a blending of theory and practical case studies, you will explore many common problems experienced by event managers.

The term focuses on event management and will take you through all the steps of planning and running events, reinforced with a firm grounding in theory, interactive group work and field trips.


Event Planning – 180h

Learn to research, design, plan, market, and coordinate a professional event. You will explore the needs of different types of events and how to deal with the many details of entertainment production. You will also become familiar with the many career possibilities for event planners.

Exhibit Marketing – 22.5h

The module is designed to teach you how to create and market an exhibit booth for trade shows, consumer shows, special events, road shows, product launches, seminars and professional conferences. You will learn to create exhibits that convey the right image and attracts the right audience.

Tour Management – 22.5h

Learn how to plan and implement a concert tour and deal with problems that may arise during the tour. You will gain practical insight into the complexities of touring through projects that demonstrate the responsibilities of a road manager.

Facility Management – 22.5h

Learn to manage venues for events and shows, from intimate clubs and concert halls to large theatres and stadiums. You will become acquainted with box office operation, physical plant maintenance, and the terminology of facility management.

Career Development – 12.5h

Learn the strategies needed to start your career and thrive as an event and venue manager. You’ll gain fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, and salary negotiation, as well as explore the role of social media in your job search. By the end of the course, you will have the tools and confidence to launch your career.

In this term, you will explore various aspects of communication and marketing to ensure that your events are a well-attended success.


Communications – 102.5h

Learn the impact of effective and ineffective communication in a business environment. You will become a confident and skilled communicator both verbally and non-verbally. Special attention is given to the writing skills needed by management executives, with a focus on the selection, organization, and presentation of information in reports, papers and other documents.

Event Marketing – 90h

Acquire the tools to carry out every phase of a successful, integrated marketing campaign for fairs, festivals, conferences, and many other events. You will learn powerful forms of promotion, advertising, and public relations techniques needed to attract attention and achieve the desired goals of an event.  

Corporate Presentations – 67.5h

Learn to research, script, and prepare a presentation with the latest audio/visual equipment and software. You will explore a range of presentation styles, from didactic to interactive, readying you for everything from boardroom meetings to large venue conferences.

The program finishes with an internship and a final project. The internship will allow you to apply your skills as an event and venue management intern in a relevant work placement.


Industry Internship - 140h

Gain practical real-world experience working in a professional event planning organization. You will be exposed to every element of the industry, including administration, marketing, and the delivery of events.

Corporate Presentation Portfolio - 40h

You will research, script and prepare a major presentation project and present it in a public forum setting using the appropriate multimedia equipment. This presentation will give you a chance to demonstrate your oral communication skills, salesmanship, and overall understanding of the event planning process.

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Skills and Competencies

The following is a list of some of the skills students will develop during the course of the program:

  • Planning, managing and coordinating all of the logistics for an event
  • Planning and executing the marketing and promotion of an event
  • Hiring, training and supervising support staff
  • Ensuring compliance with various laws and regulations
  • Negotiating service agreements
  • Organizing the production and logistics of concerts for musicians
  • Modifying and adapting décor elements and design of venues to suit the theme of an event
  • Developing a professional network within the event industry
  • Effectively navigating the event industry
  • Understanding and implementing career development activities
  • Fundraising


Career Outlook

Our graduates pursue successful careers in the following roles:


  • Convention/exhibition planner
  • Event coordinator
  • Event designer
  • Event manager
  • Event planner
  • Event supervisor
  • Fundraising coordinator/manager
  • Resort activities director
  • Volunteer coordinator/manager
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