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FlowerSchool 6 Week Floral Design Program

The Floral Design Program is comprised of multiple modules that focus on critical floral design skills.  The curriculum is outlined below, with approximations of the hours required to complete each series. From this specific curriculum, students not only learn the correct skills, but also build confidence in their abilities to find success in the industry. 

This 6 week program is the most comprehensive, hands on, floristry and design program available in the United States.

Certificate in Floral Design

Floral Design Program by the numbers

This series of 4 classes over 2 days starts at the very beginning of floral design and teaches the elemental technical skills in floral design. 

2 Day Introduction to Design Series

Module 01 - 9 Hours

After learning the basic floristry techniques in the Introduction Series, the Intermediate Series will introduce the next level of floral design skills and techniques including purchasing flowers and building recipes.

3 Day Intermediate Design Series

Module 02 - 11 Hours

The Conditioning Lab is a simulated design studio experience where students spend the entire day conditioning flowers for up and coming projects. There is no designing in this program, but learning to work as a freelancer.

Conditioning Lab - Introduction to Freelance

Module 03 - 6 Hours

Students will learn advanced and specialized mechanics of arranging that are commonly used for achieving a specific look. Each student will also be responsible for creating a sketch of the concept and design, picking their own color palette.

2 Day Advanced Design Series

Module 04 - 9 Hours

  • Marketing & Branding 101 

  • Traditional vs. Content Marketing

  • How to Write a Press Release

  • Social Media Engagement, Strategic Plan & Vision

  • How to make a good photo GREAT

Photography & Marketing

Module 05 - 5 Hours

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All Day Wiring Techniques and Methods

Module 06 - 6 Hours

This 2-day series focuses on large scale installations for maximum wow.  The installations program is the closes program we have to large scale sculpture with living materials and includes an elevated centerpiece design, large-scale monumental urn, flowering arch and hanging chandelier.   

2 Day Installations & Large Scale Program

Module 07 - 12 Hours

Don't let this program intimidate you.  Making wreaths and garlands are the signature for all florists

Sympathy Program: Wreaths, Garlands & Saddles

Module 08 - 4 Hours

The Flower Shop Series is our signature program for owning a flower shop and will cover topics related to starting or redefine your businesses or professional goals.

The Flower Shop Series

Module 09 - 9 Hours

In this three-day course, students learn the full process of creating the overall floral design for a wedding. Students begin with creating storyboards, receive instruction in conducting consultations and creating proposals, how to purchase floral product and finally, creating the mock-execution of the event’s designs.

3 Day Wedding Design Series

Module 10 - 15 Hours

One of the most celebrated part of our program, all students will perform 50 hours at one of NYC's most spectacular flower businesses.  See below for more informations. 



Become an Event Florist

Registration for all classes is limited to 14 students. Students are advised to register as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment in the Floral Design Program. Registrations are processed upon receipt and a letter of confirmation is e-mailed by the Registration Office. Course dates, times, and classrooms are subject to change—students with questions should check with the Registration Office. Students must notify the Registration Office of changes in their student information. 

Students must:

  • provide a high school degree, (or GED or equivalent) 

  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of entrance in the school. 

Total Cost and Hours

The Floral Design Program is a total cost cost of $8,150

and requires a total of 134 hours which includes instruction time, open studio time, class time and internship hours.  To reserve your spot in an upcoming session, please provide a $600 Down Payment & Registration Fee.

Please see below for payment schedule. Classes can also be accrued individually to work toward the total number of required hours for the program.

Wired cascading bouquet

Payment Schedule & Methods

The FlowerSchool Signature 6 Week Floral Design Program accepts students on a rolling admissions basis.  We require that each student submit their paperwork at a minimum of 7 days before the start of the program.  

Interval Students

Students who are not able to attend the 6 weeks consecutively will be placed in our interval group.  This group will be able to take modules of the program when with schedule permits.  They will graduate with the next group of students graduates.  

Tuition Refund & Cancellation Policy

A student who cancels within 7 days of signing the enrollment agreement but before instruction begins receives all monies returned with the exception of the non-refundable $500 registration fee.

Thereafter, a student will be liable for:

  1. The non-refundable registration fee plus

  2. The cost of any textbooks, supplies accepted plus

  3. tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance. Tuition liability is determined by the percentage of the program offered to the student.


0 – 15% of the program35%

16 – 35% of the program66%

36 – 50% of the program80%

After 51% of the program


If the School cancels or discontinues its program, the School will make a full refund of all tuition paid for that period

Payment and Refund Policy

FlowerSchool Studio

*Students must complete Module 1 & Module 2 in order to be recommended for internship or freelance work with our affiliates.

The FlowerSchool Internship Program

FlowerSchool students will intern at some of the best flower shops and studios in New York City to provide a 50- hour internship experience as apart of the Floral Design program. These internship provide vital opportunities for students to practice their skills and techniques in real-world studio settings. Students assist will all aspects of the floral business from weddings, events, weeklies, conditioning & flower prep, deliveries and more. These internships have the potential to grow into longer opportunities outside the school ranging from weekends, to one month and full year positions. Many of our students build upon these experiences to open their own shops or secure a full-time employment at an existing studio. FlowerSchool works hard to help our students find real world experiences to continue their floral education and use their skills.

A list of our current affiliates is below.  

Victoria Ahn is a floral designer that specializes in weddings and events. She opened her studio following a career in dance, which has given her a unique perspective when creating stunning floral designs. Spanning all styles from chic and modern to rustic and organic, Designs by Ahn creates gorgeous arrangements for all.

Designs by Ahn

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Bowman Dahl

Belle Fleur is an award-winning floral design studio that specializes in creating luxurious floral designs for grand events. Started by Meredith Waga-Perez, Belle Fleur is known for their meticulous level of detail and commitment to bringing your dream event to life. Belle Fleur has appeared on The Today Show, The Food Network, and TLC.

Belle Fleur NYC

Casey’s Flower Studio specializes in weddings and events. Family owned and operated since 1987, Casey’s Flower Studio has provided New York City with exquisite blooms for over 35 years. Also experienced with residential, corporate, and weekly floral arrangements, Casey’s Flower Studio is a true full-service floral studio.

Casey's Flower Studio

East Olivia is a female-founded and women led floral design studio. Creating gorgeous installations throughout New York City, East Olivia has taken on clients like TikTok, Netflix, Google, Amazon, and many more. Founded by Kelsea Olivia, East Olivia is focused on “building authentic connections with our clients” while crafting stunning floral designs.

East Olivia

Élan Flowers is a floral design studio that specializes in both events and floral arrangements for corporate and residential purposes. Founded by Patrick and Christine Hall, the duo “strive together to create beautiful experiences in our events and weddings as well as in our daily life in the shop”. With this vision in mind, Élan Flowers has been creating stunning designs for over three decades.

Elan Flowers

Alexander Florals is a flower shop that specializes in crafting gorgeous arrangements suited for home, gifts, and even events like funerals. Operating for over forty years, Alexander Florals offers a vast variety of fresh cut flowers and stunning floral arrangements.

Alexander Floral

Floratorium is a flower and art studio that specializes in large-scale arrangements for retail, dining, fashion, hospitality, and event spaces. Founded by Carlos Franqui, he “combines his knowledge of media and brand strategy with his innate passion for art and design”. Having worked with brands like Versace and SoulCycle, Floratorium has become one of the most established and trusted floral studios in New York.

The Floratorium

Flower Bodega is a floral design studio that specializes in creating large-scale arrangements for a wide variety of events. With clients like Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta, and Refinery29, Flower Bodega crafts larger-than-life installations that are sure to stun all. Founder Aurea Sanabria Molaei officially launched her studio in 2018 following formal training at FlowerSchool.

Flower Bodega

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Villanueva Designs is a floral design studio that specializes in “unique & innovatively designed biophilic floral works”. Founded by second-generation florist Juan Villanueva, Villanueva Designs crafts unique floral designs voted to each specific client. Villanueva Designs aims to “bring beauty into homes and lives”. 

Villanueva Designs

Brooklyn Blooms draws inspiration from fashion, nature and art while using flowers as the medium. Mixing textures, colors, and silhouettes applies to arranging flowers just as much as it applies to creating the perfect look. We believe that everyone is an individual and deserves to have florals tailored just for them, even down to the vessel! 

Brooklyn Blooms

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