Lighting Design

The Chang School’s Certificate in Lighting Design is the only one of its kind in Canada, and one of only six in North America. Our instructors are experienced professionals who bring current knowledge and applications to every course. In this program, you will learn how to make sense of the increasingly complex field of interior lighting.

Industry Overview

The lighting industry of the fixture and lamp manufacturers is estimated at $500 million1 with the global market at over $100 billion USD2. The industry itself is experiencing a large growth due to energy concerns and the recent development of white light LED technology. As a result, these developments have dramatically increased the demand for knowledgeable practitioners.

Who should enrol in this program?

Our Lighting Design program will appeal to a wide variety of individuals, including

  • those seeking to enhance their knowledge and skill in the art and science of lighting design;
  • degree graduates of Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, or Theatre Design and Production;
  • those working in related fields who seek a better understanding of lighting design; and
  • those working in other fields who want to make a career change.

Certificate and Course Information

Consult the Certificate in Lighting Design for details, including course information, certificate requirements, and information about admission, registration, and graduation.

Our Partner

Our partner is the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Toronto Section. The Toronto Section of the IESNA has been instrumental in supporting the Lighting Design program at Ryerson University and has raised significant funds for the IES Award (offered jointly with founding scholarship partners Canlyte and Osram Sylvania) for students registered in the Certificate in Lighting Design.

Ready to enrol?

You may enrol in person (350 Victoria Street), by mail, or online. Consult Enrolment for further details.

Contact Us

For more information on The Chang School’s Lighting Design program, contact Justin Lee, Academic Coordinator.
Email: justin.lee@ryerson.ca