Courses and Programs

2013–2014 Academic Year
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Whether you want to create the buildings where we live and work, add a dash of colour to billboards we pass on the street, nip and tuck the clothing we wear, or mould the packaging surrounding the products we buy, The Chang School can help you make an impact on the visual world.


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Creating environments that are beautiful and functional is a complex and exciting process. Whether you are interested in interior or exterior spaces, these courses can introduce you to the principles, practices, and skills that contribute to effective design.

Architectural Preservation and Conservation
This program is designed to provide architects, and those in related design fields, with the opportunity to gain the applied state-of-the-art knowledge and skills necessary to keep pace with developments in the construction industry.

CKAR 600 — Architecture Preservation and Conservation Workshop
CKAR 601 — Building Science for Architectural Preservation and Conservation
CKAR 604 — Management and Regulatory Framework
CKAR 605 — Comprehensive Seminar/Project
CKAR 610 — Architectural Preservation and Conservation Techniques


CKAR 103 — Architectural Studio - Fundamental
CKAR 201 — Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
CKAR 202 — Architectural Studio - Intermediate
CKAR 203 — Specifications and Contractual Documents
CKAR 204 — Cost Estimating and Control
CKAR 205 — Building Codes and Regulations
CKAR 209 — Digital Graphics for Architecture and Design
CKAR 210 — Toronto: An Architectural History
CKAR 215 — Computer-Aided Architectural Drawing
CKAR 300 — Architectural Drawing
CKAR 310 — Materials and Methods
CKAR 500 — Sustainable Buildings
CKAR 744 — History of Architecture from Classical to Contemporary
CKAR 760 — Toronto Architecture: A Complete History
CKAR 770 — Exploding Glass and Offshore Suppliers
CKAR 780 — Building Information Modelling

Digital Architecture

CKDA 602 — Digital Architectural Modelling
CKDA 603 — Digital Architectural Rendering I

Design for Arts and Entertainment

These interdisciplinary courses will appeal to students interested in the comparative study of design for the performing arts in a range of media, including live theatre, film, television, animation, new media, and special events. For more information, visit

Design for Arts and Entertainment

For information regarding other courses in the Design for Arts and Entertainment certificate, see Communication, English, Fashion, Film Studies, Interior Design, Lighting Design, New Media, Photography, and Theatre.

CDID 170 — Drafting for Entertainment
CDMP 130 — History of Arts and Scenography

Design Management

With an appreciation of design and business fundamentals, design managers create and maintain collaborative relationships among designers, clients, and administrators. Their contribution is an essential factor in the success of their organizations.

Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications is one of the most vigorous and exciting industries in Canada today. The preparation of layouts, designs, files, proofs, and finished jobs in the printing industry require the use of advanced hardware, software, and technology. Knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the field are rewarded with challenging opportunities. Students may enroll directly into entry-level courses. No interview or portfolio is required. For more information, visit

Landscape Design

Landscape Design combines the fields of art, science, and humanities. The certificate program offers an excellent education in the fundamental components that comprise the field of landscape design. Through course offerings, you will learn how to analyze, plan, design, manage, and sustain the built and natural environment. For more information, visit


Sustainability is regarded as a global issue that will impact society and the world we live in. These courses provide you with an opportunity to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge of sustainability-related issues. For more information, visit


Courses offered cover topics including business skills for the creative cultural sector, as well as make-up skills and techniques for theatre, film, and photography. Courses have been developed and will be taught by experienced professionals. For more information, visit and

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