Master's Program in Lighting Design in Europe

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Lighting Design

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

The Master of Lighting Design trains designers who see the light as an element that creates spaces. Studying this master you can be a specialist in lighting design, can work in events companies, service organizations and specialized shops, ephemeral architectures, engineering studios and movie, theatre and Light-art companies.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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Master in Lighting Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master of Lighting Design offers training on the manipulation of light in space, adding something beyond the mere response to a purely functional or aesthetic demand. [+]

Masters in Lighting Design in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master of Lighting Design offers training on the manipulation of light in space, adding something beyond the mere response to a purely functional or aesthetic demand. With the Master of Lighting Design, students will work on the ways of combining the technical aspects of light sources and their accessories in order to obtain artistic, visual and emotional results, generating spaces by means of the manipulation of light. AIMED AT: Postgraduates or graduates in the field of Art and Design, Architects and Interior Designers. Professional experience will be valued. OBJECTIVE: The Master of Lighting Design trains designers who see light as an element that creates spaces. Lighting is one of the most important factors to create an atmosphere; it has direct connotations on the place, dimensions, subjective burden, quality... PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: studying this master you can be a specialist in lighting design, can work in events companies, ephemeral architectures and museographical facilities, service companies and specialized shops, engineering studios and movie, theatre and Light-art companies. [-]

Master in Architectural Lighting Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and [+]

There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and its quality affects human behaviour, comfort, health, efficiency, safety and security. The one-year Master’s programme in Architectural Lighting Design is based on a new approach to light and light planning – a combination of visual, physical and biological-based experience and knowledge applied to design, technology and health. Programme outline The programme provides in-depth understanding of the field of Architectural Lighting Design through scientific-based knowledge and practical experience in the area of artificial light and daylight. The aim of the course is to teach the ability to apply advanced knowledge in this area, in both practical and academic situations. Four courses are given during the one-year programme. Light and Humans The aim of the module is to learn about the relationship between light and humans, which is mediated by the physical space. Knowledge related to light qualities, cultural and human aspects, light sources and materials is combined with experience of the design process. The outcome should be the ability to develop a complete solution for a lighting design object. Light and Space – outdoor The connection between light and outdoor environments – especially urban contexts, in its physical and cultural characters – is addressed through the expansion of lighting knowledge and vocabulary. The design task in this track concludes with a full-scale outdoor installation. The ability to work with light sources and the design process is expanded and critical assessment of the design solution is promoted. Light and Space – indoor The importance of dealing with daylight as well as artificial lighting in indoor spaces is addressed through activities related to sources and technology, space theory, visual ergonomics and performance. Design process, planning and presentation techniques will be handled in activities and tasks. Light and Science Theoretical knowledge about light and its relationship to space and humans is further developed through discussions between students and researchers in the field. Lectures combine with experimental sessions and study visits. The ability to analyse lighting conditions through the understanding of the visual and physical concepts of light will be developed in a case study and presented as an academic paper. Degree project The programme is concluded with a thesis project, the focus of which may be chosen from a wide variety of topics within the Architectural Lighting Design field. Theoretical papers about light and health, light and time, urban lighting, perception and information, as well as practical projects with a theoretical frame in rural lighting and interactive lighting design are a few examples among the developed works. Career prospects Lighting is an expanding field of knowledge. In recent years there has been a growing demand for lighting design expertise, as lighting designers understand the role of light and lighting in architecture, interior spaces and urban environment. They can add important value to a project by enhancing visual performance, energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, well-being and health. There are plentiful job opportunities for architects, designers and engineers with lighting design competence. Graduates primarily work in lighting design or architectural studios or as self-employed consultants. Employers might also be construction companies, lighting manufacturers and public or private operators. [-]

MA Design

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Iceland Reykjavik

We now use the term “design” about thinking that reaches far beyond the traditional area of design, as design revolves first and foremost around shaping the space inside the human mind and spotting new possibilities. [+]

Masters in Lighting Design in Europe 2017. Thinking Shapes the World We now use the term “design” about thinking that reaches far beyond the traditional area of design, as design revolves first and foremost around shaping the space inside the human mind and spotting new possibilities. Design is research, transformative force and political action. Nothing is irrelevant to it, be it education, politics, business or society as a whole. The idea of designing things to sell in shops is now rather outdated, as the stated aims of design have become to lead thinking, to change attitudes and to have a positive influence on how people live. The demand is made of contemporary designers that they are aware of their responsibility and power in a world that has reached the utmost limits of materialism. Designers are important advocates of sustainability and responsible conduct, in built areas or in nature. They should be able to make out patterns as they appear in society, rearrange these and utilise for good work. Main focus A systematic understanding of the relationship between design and the environment. Students should know about the conceptual premises of design and be able to take a responsible stance towards the environment and society. Deeper knowledge and increased skill to engage with complex design projects. The gaze is directed towards urgent contemporary issues. A change for good in society by using the methodology of design to increase the quality of life and efficiency - and to create value. Encouraging students to constantly seek new solutions and to cultivate their originality, imagination and critical thinking. The integration of ingenuity and aesthetics, technology, science and ethics for the creation of material and subjective value. Discourse on design is enhanced by deepening knowledge of the field and placing the methods of designers in a wider context. Practical information 120 ECTS two-year full-time study Interviews with applicants take place in May Admissions will be announced in May Programme begins August 25 Maximum number of students for MA Design is 12 students per year Teaching is in English Tuition was ISK 796.000 for the academic school year 2016-17. It is open for applications for the academic school year 2016-2017 from January 20th- May 13th 2016. PROFILE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME The Masters Programme in Design creates a platform to deepen knowledge and enhance competence to undertake complex design projects concerning urgent issues of our times. The programme emphasises the integration of ingenuity and aesthetics, technology, science and ethics for the creation of tangible and intangible values.Emphasis is placed on tackling unusual circumstances in light of the smallness of a society in a vast country of magnificent nature, with the aim of moulding solutions that may be of use to a bigger whole. The biggest challenge of contemporary design is sustainable development.Design always entails collaboration and consultation and the Masters Programme in Design creates an opportunity for extensive collaboration across disciplines. The programme creates a platform for students to develop methodologies and processes to implement ideas where the effects of design promote increased quality of life. The programme places emphasis on: Collaboration: To develop collaborative processes and integration of design, technology and science in collaboration with the business community, universities, institutions and other groups in society. Society: To effect positive change on society by using the methodology of design to increase quality of life, efficiency and create value. Sustainability: To research and develop sustainability by using the methodology of design and thereby promote improved coexistence of humans and nature. Research: To promote increased knowledge creation and dialogue on design. Students are trained in independent and critical working methods in an interdisciplinary, research-related programme where great emphasis is placed on projecting design thinking onto real challenges in society. CONTENT AND STRUCTURE The Masters Programme in Design is a full-time two-year course, 120 ECTS, which culminates in an MA degree in Design. Students are expected to complete 30 ECTS of theoretical and applied courses each term. Applied courses are divided into the Design team, thematic group workshop and Individual project(s)s in connection with Research lab(s). Theoretical courses are divided into design-related courses, seminars and elective courses. In the Design team workshop, urgent challenges of current times are taken on and students define projects collaboratively by analysis and data gathering, work on proposal-making which effects a positive change to a current condition, develop project plans and implement proposals. The project needs to have an obvious link to society, collaboration needs to be structured, project implemented and experience of the work process and its effect disseminated. In the Design team, emphasis is placed on teamwork, where students in their first and second year work together on the overall goals of a larger thematic project and develop their own or communal project activity, in individual or systematic solutions. Individual projects are developed with regard to specialised knowledge creation of individual discipline areas within the Department with the guidance of teachers in Research labs, e.g. Research lab in Type and media, Research lab in Photographic studies, Research lab in Visual communication, and Research lab in Spatial analysis. Alongside Individual projects and Design team projects, students participate in seminars where specialised subjects of the discipline are discussed. Theories and methodologies are introduced through lectures and discussions in seminars and students’ theoretical base is enhanced to develop their own projects. Through communal departmental seminars within the Academy of the Arts, regular discussions take place between students and teachers, where special emphasis is placed on research in the arts and the integration of art creation and research. In these seminars, emphasis is placed on students from different art forms working on communal projects. In design-related theoretical courses, there is an emphasis on dissemination and to increase students’ understanding of thought, theories and methods which may throw new light on and deepen design processes. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary thought, cultural and social analysis. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the integration of theoretical courses and creative design courses. The theoretical courses are divided into three parts: Design-related theoretical courses Academy of the Arts communal Masters students’ seminar Elective courses Through research training, theoretical courses, participation in seminars, individual projects and collaborative projects, students are trained in initiating projects and managing them, actively participating in collaboration, shouldering responsibility and sharing their competencies, ideas and knowledge in different circumstances. Teaching Teaching takes place in the studio, in lectures, in seminars, in group discussion classes and during reviews of projects under the guidance of instructors who work as professionals inside and outside the Academy. Students gain understanding and experience of the importance of team work, within the school and in larger interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Students have work facilities in a communal studio for Masters students in Design. The studio is a platform for knowledge creation, art creation, collaboration and dissemination. The studio creates an environment that promotes independent work where creative thought and critical view on the challenges of the current times is encouraged in students. Assessment Assessment is based on the student’s progress each term. In the assessment, the entire design process is reviewed; the gathering of data, research, analysis, project plan, idea development, dissemination, processing and presentation and how all parts of design are undertaken; from idea to implementation. Communal reviews and critique of students’ projects take place at the end of courses, with teachers and external specialists. The assessment looks at the quality and presentation of projects according to each projects status within the relevant timeframe. The MA project The subject of the MA project is based on the initiative of the student. There, his own interests, feelings and intuition are paramount. A student defines and structures the project’s design process (see image) in collaboration with his instructor. The project must have social context; local or international. It must be considered, demonstrate relevant technical abilities, aesthetic understanding and ethical awareness. The MA project may issue from research and design work created in students’ Individual project(s) and or Design team. At the beginning, the student makes a situation analysis of the project and explicitly states why the choice of subject is urgent. The student needs to be able to explain the social significance and context of the project and make a plan for a design process. Research and context is part of the design process. It is always directed at going beyond what the student knows and creating new knowledge. This work is directed at what it is possible to teach and what needs to be discovered. The work process is documented and made explicit along with data collection and ideological context. The aim is to awaken and mature forces that lie unused or dormant. It is important to develop daring, to find and define countercurrents to a project as well as assessing and taking risks in the progression of the project. The student shall be aware of the larger context. Conclusions (proposal / thesis) are then presented in the final exhibition which is open to the public. These shall be considered and demonstrate independent and critical AdmissionThe Masters Programme in Design offers a platform for individuals who want to work across disciplines with an open and critical mind. Such a platform is pressing in order to meet the various challenges of our times. Learning outcomes On completion of their studies, students should be able to: Understand theories, ideology, concepts and methods of design and related academic studies in an international context. Demonstrate originality in practice, use intuition and imagination in artistic creation / design Make independent decisions in the structuring, processing and implementation of projects and state their case on professional grounds. Be able to understand and undertake complex projects and develop these in a professional context. Be able to make use of their knowledge, understanding, intuition in design and professional approach in their work. Be able to take initiative on and to manage projects, take active part in collaborations, shoulder responsibility for the effects of projects and disseminate their competencies, ideas and knowledge to specialists and the general public. Be able to analyse and assess ethical challenges in artistic and academic context. TEACHING The programme emphasises the integration of inspiration, ingenuity, aesthetics, technology, science and ethics for the creation of tangible and intangible values. Students are trained in independent and critical working methods in an interdisciplinary, research-related programme where great emphasis is placed on projecting design thinking onto real challenges in society. The core of the 2 years Master course takes place in the students’ studios. Emphasis is placed on practice and research involving a systematic construction of the conceptual context of their work through individual and design team projects. The aim is to deepen knowledge and enhance competence to undertake complex projects, which direct the student‛s gaze towards the urgent issues of our times. The foundation is laid from the beginning of the course with the student’s study proposal. The students then work steadily on further implementation and development of their work in consultation with their supervisors and visiting lecturers. Theory courses are intended to increase students’ ability and knowledge in applying critical thought; emphasis is placed on tackling unusual circumstances in light of the smallness of a society in a vast country of magnificent nature, with the aim of moulding solutions that may be of use to a bigger whole. The biggest challenge of contemporary design is sustainable development. Students attend an interdisciplinary seminar that is mandatory for all MA students of the IAA. In the seminar, research and research methods are discussed with special thought given to the integration of artistic practice and research, along with academic procedures. Design always entails collaboration and consultation and the programme creates an opportunity for extensive collaboration across disciplines. The programme creates a platform for students to develop methodologies and processes to implement ideas where the effects of design promote increased quality of life. Programme emphasis: Collaboration: To develop collaborative processes and integration of design, technology and science in collaboration with the business community, universities, institutions and other groups in society. Society: To effect positive change on society by using the methodology of design to increase quality of life, efficiency and create value. Sustainable development: To research and develop sustainability by using the methodology of design and thereby promote improved coexistence of humans and nature. Research: To create synergy between theory, research and design through practice based writing and informed critical dialogue. For their MA project, students are to hold a public presentation / exhibition. Art practice takes first place but the student is also to submit a thesis. Assessment of the project is based on the integration of artistic presentation and critical analysis. [-]