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Lighting Design

Lighting Design
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Kindle a career in lighting design

The lighting design degree program simulates a real lighting designer’s professional experience while offering ample opportunities for the exploration and expansion of your creative expression.

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 complete an internship in the lighting design industry in order to further 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 lighting designs to artistic directors and other members of the theatre, film and television industries.



  • 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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