Lighting Design

The Lighting Design program offers you the opportunity to explore and expand your artistic and visual expression by simulating a lighting designer’s professional experience and process.

You’ll learn to visualize, create and implement your lighting designs by collaborating with directors, dramaturges, technicians and DePaul’s professional production staff. You’ll also work as a master electrician and lighting designer for workshops and public productions by The Theatre School.

In the fourth year of the program, you will do an internship in the lighting design industry in order to gain real-world experience. At the end of your fourth year, you will have the chance to take part in the annual Graduate Showcase, where you will present your designs to artistic directors and other members of the theatre, film and television industries.


Sample Courses:

  • Design Production
  • Lighting Technology
  • Media for Design
  • Scene Design
  • Survey of the Arts for Theatre
  • Technical Drawing
  • Theatre Crew

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Architectural lighting design
  • Events design
  • Lighting systems design and installation
  • Master electrician
  • Museum/exhibit design
  • Opera lighting design
  • Theatrical lighting design

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