Undergraduate Course: Lighting Design for Spaces (DESI10117)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will investigate lighting fundamentals for spaces in relation to interior and architectural design contexts. Through a series of case studies and practical lighting workshops, students will explore how lighting affects spaces and learn how to design and specify their own lighting strategies for a design project.
This course involves students attending a series of lectures/seminars and building visits where the fundamentals of lighting design are explained and explored, using relevant case studies from the built environment. Supplementary workshops will engage students in practical lighting studies and demonstration of lighting techniques.
Students will be tasked with applying the skills taught to a series of design problems, looking at existing building scenarios and further application of an aspect of lighting design to a project of their choice. Students will gain first-hand experience of working with different lighting scenarios using both daylight and artificial light through the creation and representation of their own lighting strategies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Sketch book, travel to local buildings for case study visits, basic model making materials, general printing for interim presentations and printing of final submission document (approximately £40 max.)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles and contemporary core theories of lighting design.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the application of lighting design terminology and lighting design strategy in regard to a specific design project.
- Apply taught professional skills to the successful resolution and representation of a lighting design scheme.
|Innes, Malcolm. Lighting Design for Interior Design. Laurence King (Portfolio Skills Series), 2012|
Descottes, Herve and Ramos, Cecilia. Architectural Lighting - Designing with Light and Space. Princeton Architectural Press, 2011
Entwistle, Jil. Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design. Laurence King, 2012
Tanizaki, Jun'ichiro. In Praise of Shadows. Vintage Classics, 2001
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Design and specification of lighting scheme related to a design project.
|Course organiser||Ms Rachel Simmonds
Tel: 0131 221 6130
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713