CSP in Smart Lighting


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Program Description

The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Smart Lighting provides a comprehensive view of the latest innovations in lighting and smart and digital lighting systems.

The illumination sector has evolved relentlessly over the past few years owing to research and new technology. The new concept of smart lighting is linked closely to control technology and energy efficiency.

The CSP focusses on this specific area in the broadest sense: making conscious use of technology so as to promote comfort, convenience, and easy use, as well as fostering environmental awareness and emphasizing people’s needs to inspire creative and well‑informed solutions.


  • Acquire a general vision of the latest lighting innovations.
  • Know the available smart and digital lighting systems.
  • Understand the potential and possible use of new technologies as expressive or strategic tools, for sustainability or creativity.
  • Explore both functional and creative applications.
  • Put into practice the knowledge, through workshops, testing, and lighting mock-ups.
  • Be able to generate creative and informed projects and communicate them.


IED Master school provides continuing training, qualifications, specializations and the chance to keep up-to-date with all aspects of design, backed by the rich historical and cultural heritage of Italian design.

Our strategy for the future is always in tune with social, environmental and financial macro trends, and we keep a watchful eye on the changes that our cities and surroundings will need to adapt to over the coming 30 years. We believe that we can provide answers and solutions through design.

Our teaching here at IED Master is based on the four scenarios we consider crucial to face the needs of the future: a design for sustainable development, design for new business models, design for new media and design for people.

Our goal is to train professionals who are capable of harnessing cultural values and design tools to not only overcome the challenges of the future but create and drive innovation. We want our students to take responsibility for their training path and learn how to steer it with the support and tutoring of experts and professionals.

At IED Master, we see the School as a laboratory where students can be innovative, enterprising and a driving force; where they are free to experiment and create.

Student Profile

Graduates in Architecture, Fine Arts, Product Design, Interior Design, Engineering and other design-related disciplines who want to explore new technologies and their smart applications, both on the functional and on the creative side.

Job Opportunities

  • Lighting Designers specialized in ephemeral, cultural or event lighting.
  • Lighting Designers specialized in smart lighting technologies and applications.
  • Light Artists.
  • Lighting projects responsible within a digital lighting manufacturer or distributor firm.


Michela Mezzavilla

Michela Mezzavilla, architect and lighting designer (APDI) based in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the founders of studio reMM, dedicated to architecture and lighting design.

In her carrier she designed all sorts of lighting projects, with various magnitudes and approaches: from big assignments for renowned architect firms such as Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners or Atelier Jean Nouvel to small budget projects with clever solutions; from cutting edge installations to low tech artistic setups.

Actively committed to promoting the culture of light through articles, workshops, talks, and cultural initiatives, she is the director of the Lighting courses at IED Barcelona and also lectures in several design and architecture universities. Her works have been selected at lighting design Awards such as FAD and Lamp, Iluminet and Panorama.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in the future.

The IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in the future. Read less