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  • Graduates are prepared for careers in architectural and interior lighting design, theatrical lighting, exhibition lighting, and equipment design and manufacturing.

  • Notable Alumni

    • Mark Loeffler, director of lighting design, Atelier Ten
    • Paul Gregory, founder and president, Focus Lighting
    • Scott Hershman, executive vice president of design and product development, LF Illumination
    • Star Davis, lighting and daylighting designer, Arup
    • Gad Giladi, owner and principal designer, Giladi Associates
    • (Belgium)
    • Ta-Wei Lin, principal, CMA Lighting Design, (Taiwan)
    • Nikki Escalona, principal architect and lighting designer, WE Design, (Philippines)
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