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Lighting Design Certificate

Total estimated tuition: $3,525 (with prerequisites) / $5,040 (without prerequisites)
Duration: 1 - 2 plus years

The Lighting Design Certificate program provides intensive study in lighting design for individuals who are beginning a new career, making a career change, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills in a related field. The program combines the theoretical study of lighting conditions and effects with the acquisition of technical skills about the design of lighting systems in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The program intends to prepare students to enter and be competitive in the field of lighting design (Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code: 27-1025) or to augment their current design practices and experience.

Lighting Design Prerequisites
Prior to enrolling in the Core Courses of the Lighting Design Certificate, students must complete the following prerequisites or equivalent courses, or demonstrate equivalent skills.

XINT7200 Drafting I
XINT7201 Drafting II
XINT7205 AutoCAD for Interior Design

Costs for Lighting Design Certificate Program

Individuals interested in this certificate program can take up to two classes before committing to the program, at which point they are required to submit a Certificate Program Enrollment Application and $185 application fee. Upon submitting the application and fee, students qualify for a 15% tuition discount, per course, at time of enrollment. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status within one week of submitting their application.

Estimated Tuition with the 15% certificate discount applied (paid as you enroll in each course)
with prerequisites: $4,440
without prerequisites: $2,995

Prospective Students: Attend an Info Session for certificate details and a registration discount!

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Photo source: IWC Schaffhausen Boutique, Zürich

Project produced by The Producers Group LLC, Glendale, CA; Lighting Design Consultant, Holly Ratafia (Otis College Lighting Design Instructor for Light, Health, and Global Sustainability); Design Director, Lauren Olivarez; Executive Producer, Bob Chambers; Head of Architectural Concepts and Store Planning, Pascal Sbrzesny; Photograph by Valentin Jeck for IWC Schaffhausen