Courses in lighting design are a good choice for individuals who have strong math skills and an interest in science, engineering and architecture. These courses might provide a stepping stone to an internship in the lighting design industry, or they could serve as an exploratory step in obtaining a degree in lighting design.
What is a course in lighting design? There are many classes available in this category, ranging from short one-semester classes to longer, more intensive programs, such as a 1-year course. Most courses will incorporate elements from architecture, building design and interior design. Depending upon personal interest, the student might choose a class in theatrical lighting design, interior lighting design, building design, 3D modeling or architectural lighting design.
Students enrolling in one of these courses will likely learn valuable skills such as how to use lighting for impact (theatrical lighting) or how to use artificial and natural light for permanent illumination, such as in building architecture. Students opting for a class in interior design lighting, for instance, may be taught principles of directional lighting and study theories of color management and space management through the use of lighting.
Costs associated with taking a course in lighting design can vary widely depending upon the school, the country and the length of the program. Potential students should research their options and contact the school that best meets their needs.
After completing a lighting design course, a student might obtain work as an intern in the theatrical lighting field, such as in concert or scene lighting for dance, opera, television or film. Students wishing to work in the area of architectural design might find an internship in the field of building design. However, to work as a lighting designer, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in lighting design is usually required.
Due to the hands on nature of lighting design, online options are not currently available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
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The course aims to train professionals specialized in the design of the light, seen as an essential element of architectural space. [+]
Lighting is the tool of the interior designer which is indispensable for the definition of the project’s objectives and for giving character to the space. This discipline is often related to technical aspects and to applications from a manual. [+]
The last few years have witnessed exciting and radical changes in lighting design in domestic, commercial and urban environments. Technical innovations, creative developments and new expectations including the need for... [+]
The last few years have witnessed exciting and radical changes in lighting design in domestic, commercial and urban environments. Technical innovations, creative developments and new expectations including the need for environmentally friendly technologies and the implications in design, considerations are made as to the artistic value, emotional and social impact of interior lighting. Led by the vision of Architecture for urban and domestic space, the career of the lighting designer has taken centre stage in the design process and has become a highly inter-disciplinary experience. Participants will study the most recent trends in the profession; that cover areas from light sculptures to commercial lighting systems produced in series, as well as new innovative lighting and sustainable lighting solutions applicable to projects of Lighting Design. Week 1 The history and context in the way we live and the study of the contemporary trends will form the initial introduction to the course. By studying the way in which artificial light has been applied history and particularly by architects and designers of the XX century, participants will gain a significant understanding of how we see the future. The course will analyse light perception: natural and artificial, mood and technical resolution. Participants will be introduced to the lighting project: interpretation of a brief and the creative proposal of a project and the definition of the necessary technical drawings to represent a project of lighting design. Week 2 The second week will look at new technologies with particular reference to advances in bright light sources: halogen, incandescent and fluorescent lights, LEDs, and optical fibers. Participants will look at the influence on design of Artistic trends: shows of Light Art/artists’ installations at the Hayward Gallery, London and Artist’s lights, Turin. Showroom visits in the field will include Artemide-Cini & Nils-Foscarini-Luceplan-Flos - Guzzini - Barovier & Toso. Participants will progress their work in project development and choice of illumination for the projects. Week 3 Bespoke lighting solutions for domestic interior spaces is a growing trend and pivotal in defining the style and mood for interior solutions. Communal and social spaces within domestic interiors, as well as private spaces, will be illustrated by case-study presentations. Outdoor and urban lighting solutions are also discussed along with event lighting that present different dynamics in developing project solutions. In the final week participants will focus on the processing of their final design project. The course will conclude with a presentation and discussion of the final body of work. Pre-requisites The course is addressed to students in Interior Design and Architecture who would like to explore the lighting theme in Interior projects and for experts who desire to keep pace with the latest international trends. Language... [-]