First thing that you can do to get on your path of becoming a lighting designer isotope try out for your school. Then after your out of middle school and you go into high school you can take a theater class And thay will teach you All you need to know about lightingi. Then after you take hour high school classes you can go to collage for anuther 4 years of school and get your bachelors degree. If you want to have a job in lighting Most jobs require you to have a bachelors degree. So say you want to work at the lead senter you will haft to go to collage ad get your degree in lighting and theater. The average salary for an lighting designer is around $52,850.