MFA Lighting Design Faculty Glenn Shrum discusses Lighting Education on “Get A Grip” Podcast

Associate Professor of Lighting Design Glenn Shrum discussed how to obtain credentials as a lighting designer on Episode 252 of “Get a Grip on Lighting” Podcast.



“How do you gain credentials as a lighting designer? You go and learn under Henrik or Glenn. Our host and his guest talk about the evolution of education in lighting design – from the days of being self-taught to a proposed law in Texas that would require lighting designers to be licensed. Glenn Shrum transitioned from architecture to lighting to pursue the creative opportunity of light’s profound effect on space and people. He maintains a dual professional identity as Associate Professor of Lighting Design and Interdisciplinary Practice at Parsons School of Design in New York City and founding principal of Flux Studio.”

Glenn Shrum

“Recognizing that there is a need in the lighting industry for a forum for people to get together and discuss many interesting subjects and issues, Get A Grip was born. Get A Grip brings on industry experts to talk about real issues and focused on that subject matter. If there’s something to be said on the subject, Get A Grip will go there.

Get A Grip On Lighting Podcasts are hosted by Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich, who have over 30 years of combined experience in the lighting industry. Michael Colligan is an entrepreneur and inventor. He’s a subject matter expert in commercial and industrial lighting supply, lighting retrofits, and finding recycling streams for hard-to-recycle waste. Greg Ehrich, LC is the former President of the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) and owner of a progressive lighting distributorship.”