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Undergraduate Course: Lighting Design for Spaces (ARCH10053)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 7, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, External Visit Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles and contemporary core theories of lighting design.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the application of lighting design terminology and lighting design strategy in regard to a specific design project.
  3. Apply taught professional skills to the successful resolution and representation of a lighting design scheme.
Reading List
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Design and specification of lighting scheme related to a design project.
Keywordslighting,specification,atmosphere,drawing,daylight,built environment
Course organiserMs Gillian Treacy
Course secretaryMr Daniel Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
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