Design at The Chang School

Hands-on, professionally relevant courses and programs can help you launch or advance a career in design. Enrol in online or on-campus courses – many of which are degree-credit – to achieve your professional development goals, pursue a career-related certificate or course series, or explore your creative passion.

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Advanced Make-Up Artistry and Special Effects

Learn the latest make-up techniques for film, TV, theatre, and photography. This three-course series is taught by Jane Stevenson, a leading make-up artist with over 35 years of industry experience.

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Costume Specialties

Take a practical, in-studio approach to theatrical costume painting and dyeing, surface design, embellishment, and specialty building. This three-course series provides hands-on techniques and exercises for designers, artists, and artisans.

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Design for Arts and Entertainment

Go behind the scenes in the worlds of theatre, film, television, and photography with an interdisciplinary approach to designing, planning, and creating characters and environments for arts, culture, and entertainment.

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Design Management

The design industry generates billions of dollars for the Canadian economy. Learn about creative problem-solving, communications, and the strategic management of successful design teams through this multi-disciplinary program. This certificate program will help you understand the use of an integrated design process in the context of business and social innovation.

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Digital Art Production

Looking to launch or advance a career in digital games, animation, graphic design, interaction design, mobile app development, web design, computer-generated effects, or digital art? This is the only certificate program in Canada that offers a combination of applied creative and digital degree-credit courses in a flexible, part-time format.

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Fashion Coordination and Styling

Break into the world of fashion with this stimulating combination of art, design, costume history, and technology. Build a solid knowledge foundation and develop the creative skills and technical expertise for a career as a fashion coordination and styling consultant.

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Film Studies

This hands-on, production-based program will lead you from basic filmmaking techniques to specialized courses in screenwriting, film and sound editing, cinematography, and the business of developing, producing, and marketing motion pictures.

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Graphic Communications

Join one of Canada’s most dynamic and exciting industries. Learn about the preparation of layouts, files, proofs, and finished jobs in the printing industry using advanced hardware, software, and the latest technology.

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Interior Design

Combine your artistic vision with strong technological knowledge to join a dynamic, imaginative, and complex industry. Gain a solid foundation of interior design fundamentals including design theory, drafting, visual communication, space planning, and interior finishing.

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Lighting Design

This certificate is the only program of its kind in Canada, and one of just six programs in North America. The global lighting industry has experienced large growth that has dramatically increased the demand for knowledgeable practitioners.

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Photography Studies

Advance your photography skills and learn new techniques to build a portfolio. Focus on traditional or digital photography through the certificate program or specialized workshops and courses.

How Can a Certificate Benefit You?

Completion of our design-related certificates adds value to you! Here are some great reasons to pursue a certificate:

  • Build a comprehensive base of practical, real-world knowledge and skills.
  • Earn a well-respected credential that carries significant weight in this industry.
  • Develop professional connections through your fellow students, expert instructors, and other industry specialists.
  • Make your education a priority, complete a full program of study, and enjoy the reward of achieving a milestone goal.

Register now! Explore our design options for more information about certificate courses and requirements.

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.