Design at The Chang School

Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has an array of courses and programs related to image arts and design theory, management, and practice. Choose individual courses or workshops to meet your needs or complete one of our certificate programs or course series to attain a professional qualification, either taking courses on Ryerson’s downtown campus or online through distance education.

Advanced Make-Up Artistry and Special Effects

Focus on the latest techniques of make-up artistry in film, TV, theatre, and photography in this course series.

Costume Specialties

Explore costume painting and dyeing, surface design, embellishment, and specialty building through hands-on exercises in this course series.

Design for Arts and Entertainment

With an interdisciplinary approach to design, plan and create characters and environments for theatre, film, television, photography, and multimedia installations.

Design Management

Through this multi-disciplinary program, learn about creative problem-solving, communications, and leadership of design teams. Understand the use of an integrated design process in a business context.

Digital Art Production

Create original content for digital applications. This certificate is the only program in Canada offering a combination of applied creative and digital courses at the university degree-credit level in a flexible, part-time program.

Fashion Coordination and Styling

Build a solid knowledge foundation and develop the creative skills and technical expertise to work in the fashion industry.

Film Studies

From basic filmmaking to specialized courses in screenwriting, film and sound editing, special effects, and more, this hands-on program will help you further your film skills.

Graphic Communications

Grounded in modern technologies and professional skills, learn about the preparation of layouts, files, proofs, and finished jobs in the printing industry.

Interior Design

Gain a solid foundation of interior design fundamentals including design theory, drafting, visual communication, space planning, and interior finishing.

Lighting Design

Acquire the broad knowledge base and skills required of professionals in the increasingly complex field of interior lighting.

Photography Studies

Advance your techniques and build your portfolio in traditional or digital photography through specialized workshops and courses.

Want to explore other offerings?

Use our course search tool to explore the full range of courses offered at The Chang School, or browse our courses and programs by area of interest. Need help deciding on your next step? Take advantage of our academic and career advising or contact us today.

Open House Session

Find out more about the design or image arts program of your choice at a free Open House session.