6 Masters Programs in Lighting Design

A masters degree in lighting design is a premier university program in the field of lighting. The program offers a comprehensive course for the students enrolling for the program as it gives the students hands on experience while ensuring that they are updated as far as recent technology is concerned. The program usually takes two years with a project thesis being the highlight of the two year pr… Read more

A masters degree in lighting design is a premier university program in the field of lighting. The program offers a comprehensive course for the students enrolling for the program as it gives the students hands on experience while ensuring that they are updated as far as recent technology is concerned. The program usually takes two years with a project thesis being the highlight of the two year program. The curriculum of the program keeps on being revised because of the ever changing technology and advancements in lighting globally.

Students taking up a masters degree in lighting design are expected to learn the following elements of design: visual research, visual communication through digital and conventional media, script analysis, graphic notation, problem solving, successful design execution, and director collaboration. Classes in advanced technologies in lighting are provided to students to enable them to remain competent and relevant in the real world and solve problems in the ever changing world.

A masters degree in lighting requires the students to take courses in design graphics, history of design, advancements in technology, elements in lighting design and CAD. All these courses are aimed at strengthening the student’s design skills and also in helping them in developing solid design portfolios. A graduate of this masters program can work in a variety of fields. The interaction between architecture and lighting and how they complement each other is an important skill gained by students of this masters program.

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ESTACA
Paris, France

The vehicle lighting sector is currently undergoing a major change with the development of new technologies like LED lights, as well as new and complex lighting systems functi ... +

The vehicle lighting sector is currently undergoing a major change with the development of new technologies like LED lights, as well as new and complex lighting systems functionalities. This changing landscape provides an opportunity to explore new avenues for innovation based on lasers, smart lighting solutions, and new lighting functionalities. Therefore, three major Engineering Schools in Transportation Engineering (ESTACA), Optical Sciences (Institut d’Optique Graduate School) and Design (STRATE – Ecole de design) join their experience in engineer training to develop a high-level international Advanced program designed for training cross-skilled engineers for the field of vehicle embedded lighting systems. The training structures are strongly connected to research and actively supported by industrial players. -
Master
Full-time
400 hours
English
Jun 2020
15 Jun 2020
Campus
 
POLI.design
Milan, Italy

The Specializing Master aims at forming professionals able to follow the productive process of lighting in interiors, urban exteriors, temporary and museum environments, resid ... +

The Specializing Master aims at forming professionals able to follow the productive process of lighting in interiors, urban exteriors, temporary and museum environments, residential and show, paying attention to the analysis of methods, organizing a realization of lighting considering the production process and the innovation of the field of application, with special attention to social and cultural behavior of artificial lighting. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
16 Aug 2020
Campus
 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

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 ... +

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 behavior, comfort, health, efficiency, safety, and security. The program 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. -
Master
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Light is a language, it provokes emotions, it communicates and, moreover, it has the advantage of being universal. The Master in Lighting Design offers training in the manipul ... +

Light is a language, it provokes emotions, it communicates and, moreover, it has the advantage of being universal. The Master in Lighting Design offers training in the manipulation of light in space, adding something more than a mere response to a purely functional or aesthetic demand. The master is divided into three modules: architectural, scenic and creative, giving a multiplicity of environments and addressing different types of projects. With this programme, you will develop the possibilities of combining the technical aspects of lighting sources, luminaires and their accessories, to obtain artistic, expressive and exciting results in the three areas. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Spanish
05 Oct 2020
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Wings Wismar
Wismar, Germany

The professional part-time program is a design-based Master’s in lighting design offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business, and Design (German ... +

The professional part-time program is a design-based Master’s in lighting design offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business, and Design (Germany). The aim of our professional Master's course (taught in English) is to train lighting designers from around the world comprehensively. -
MA
Part-time
5 semesters
English
Nov 2020
Online
 
New York School of Interior Design
New York, USA

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumin ... +

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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