Introducing our Certificate in Event Design Course

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This course is the ideal course for an existing event professional who wants to combine a love of planning events with the excitement of design, but can also be taken by anyone who simply feels drawn to the creative world of event design.

In this fast paced course we cover all elements of designing an event and teach you to pay attention to the details that take an event from being good, to exceptional.  You will learn how to take a brief and develop it into a concept, work with suppliers from the design perspective and use tools such as inspiration boards and design software to help you communicate your design vision to clients and your team. 

Some of the reasons may choose this course include;

  • Being an existing event professional who is drawn to the creativity of event design
  • To clients a full service that combines planning and design
  • To enhance your career prospects
  • To focus your event career in the area of design, over planning

Learn more about the Certificate in Event Design by watching the below video, or visit one of our campuses and read more about this course on the ‘Courses’ page.  To speak to a Course Specialist about whether this is the course for you, contact Zoe, for the UK and Europe, Nicole for the US and Caribbean and Christine for New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Australia and all other regions.

To meet Students and Graduates of our courses and find out what they think about studyding with the Academy visit the Wedding Academy Live blog here.


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David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.