Undergraduate Course: Lighting Design for Spaces (DESI10117)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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|| If this course is compulsory to your programme you will be automatically enrolled. For all other Design students, the course is open on a first come, first served basis until the course is full. Some experience of working with architectural space is beneficial but not required. Please sign up for the course through your own School (they will advise if this is done via your PT, SSO or Teaching Office). We do not currently keep a waiting list. To sign up for this course, non-core students require approval from the Course Organiser.
|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
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 7,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5.5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
External Visit Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 0.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% weighting for portfolio to include:
Sketchbook detailing ideas and research.
Booklet (A3) containing responses to workshop tasks and lecture course work of own lighting scheme.
Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
All three Learning Outcomes are assessed, and are equally weighted in the assessment of, all assessed components.
||Formative feedback and Assessment:
Group presentations, tutorials and crits will include verbal feedback from peers and staff on a weekly basis.
Mid-semester, students will submit a self-evaluation form, and be given written formative feedback on their work to date.
Summative Feedback and Assessment:
Following the final portfolio submission at the end of semester 1, each student will submit a self-evaluation form and be given written feedback and grades on their summative work.
|No Exam Information
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 Gillian Treacy
|Course secretary||Miss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736