Postgraduate Degree in Interior Lighting Design


Program Description

Postgraduate Degree in Interior Lighting Design

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. This course incorporates the project-related methodological knowledge which needs to be taken into account in an interior design project so that students can acquire the technical skills that are necessary for the functionality for which the space is intended, and so that the light is an essential variable in the project.

The course consists of three modules which deal with the technical basis of lighting and the project concepts which students have to know in order to master the technical and creative skills of the interior designer so that they can guarantee a professional, high-quality response to interior design projects.


To provide the project tools and techniques appropriate to the design of interior lighting.

To develop the ability to study in depth and to reflect about the representational techniques that are most appropriate for the expression of light in the project.

To increase knowledge about the technical aspects (technological resources, novelties in the market, etc.) which are necessary for the resolution of lighting projects in interior spaces.

To learn the technical language, the possibilities and the technology associated with lighting.

To systematically widen knowledge about advanced lighting technology.

To identify and solve problems of lighting in interior spaces by detecting areas for improvement.


  • Module I – Fundamentals of light and lighting technology. The culture of lighting.
  • Module II – Lighting typologies and systems
  • Module III – Lighting in the Interior Space-Designing Project

In each module, the teachers combine one part of theoretical knowledge with another part involving its practical application. This is done using exercises.

The classes are complemented by lectures from professionals in the sector, and by visits to actual sites.

In the final phase of the course, work is done on the final project, which will subsequently be defended before a panel of specialized professionals. Students will have the support of a tutor, who will guide them during the preparation of the final project.


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Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Lighting Design, awarded by the University of Vic-UCC. Students without a previous university degree will be awarded a University Extension Diploma.

Credits: 30 ECTS

School period: From October 19th 2015 to May 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016

Timetable: Mondays and Wednesdays from 16h to 19h

Mode: On-site

Language: Spanish

Price: 3480 €

Access: Students with first degrees or higher degrees. Higher-level training courses in Plastic Arts and Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Arts Applied to Clothing. Technical designers who wish to move closer to the field of Lighting Design. Professionals from the sector who have no specific qualification, but who can demonstrate professional experience. Admission to the course will be by a selection process.

Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€.

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Bau is a centre that provides higher education in the field of design. Located in Barcelona, one of the leading cities in the field of design, BAU is situated in an industrial area of over 6,000 m2 eq ... Read More

Bau is a centre that provides higher education in the field of design. Located in Barcelona, one of the leading cities in the field of design, BAU is situated in an industrial area of over 6,000 m2 equipped with specific rooms for teaching and multi-purpose spaces designed to promote research, creation and innovation. Read less