Looking to enhance your knowledge of lighting design?
Our new LIT 101 Sponsorship provides financial support for design professionals enrolled in Ryerson University’s G. Chang School of Continuing Education’s Certificate in Lighting Design.
What is LIT 101?
LIT 101 is our new sponsorship project that supports design professionals who want to expand their knowledge about lighting and lighting design by participating in The Chang School‘s Certificate in Lighting Design program. The program is now accepting students for its upcoming Winter 2019 term.
LightForm’s LIT 101 reimburses students who enrol in and successfully complete one or several of The Chang School’s Lighting Design required or elective courses. LIT 101 can be used in conjunction with any employer program wherein the student’s employer has agreed to pay for a portion of the course. Reimbursement will cover up to 50% of the course fee per course per student.
Why LIT 101?
As a long-time lighting partner to many of Canada’s architecture and design firms, we’re keenly aware of a growing desire among design professionals to learn more about lighting design. “Lighting is one of the most important elements in design, yet it remains one of the most challenging for designers because there are so many technical aspects and options for them to navigate” explains LightForm President Richard Assaly. “Our goal is to support the design professionals who want to educate themselves so they can feel confident when specifying lighting for their projects. We think The Chang School’s Lighting Design course will empower them.”
About The Chang School’s Certificate in Lighting Design
The Chang School’s Certificate in Lighting Design is ideal for design professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skill in the art and science of lighting design. The program is in the only of its kind in Canada and one of six in North America. The certificate’s curriculum was recently revised to include three “studio” courses, which involve more out-of-classroom, hands-on training. Students can enrol in a course or two, rather than having to commit to the entire certificate program.
This new program aligns with the needs of busy professionals who want to enhance their knowledge around lighting but who can’t commit to a full course load. Ryerson’s Chang School keeps its courses small, at 10-20 students per class, so it’s an ideal student-to-teacher ratio.
“Over the last 8-10 years, lighting has been pushed into the mainstream,” says Stephen Kaye, the program’s director and academic coordinator – as well as a senior associate at Mulvey & Banani. “I think a lot of designers are intrigued with what they can do, with the field being a lot smaller, and LED has really changed the whole idea of what lighting can be, and there’s a lot more creativity being brought forth. LightForm’s sponsorship expands the opportunity for professionals who want to gain more experience in this area.”
Winter 2019 term courses for The Chang School’s Certificate in Lighting Design start in January 2019, and enrolment is now open. For more information about this certificate program, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/lxdesign.
How to take advantage of LIT 101
Those looking to take advantage of LightForm’s LIT 101 opportunity must submit a Letter of Intent along with their Resume to LightForm by December 30th, 2018. Letters and Resumes should be sent to LightFormLIT@lightform.ca. A committee of five of the industry’s top design professionals will review applicants’ eligibility. Eligibility will be determined based on: student’s acceptance into and successful completion of the course, and letter of acknowledgement from the student’s employer before classes begin in January.
LIT 101 is our way of partnering with the design community to help offset financial barriers for those seeking to enhance their knowledge and skill in the art and science of lighting design.
LIT 101 Committee Members