Architectural Lighting Design – Master

The two-year Master's degree program Architectural Lighting Design is an international course taught in English. Students attend lectures and receive practical training regarding the application of daylight and artificial lighting into architecture. Particular emphasis will be put on the interrelation of man, light, and space. Light is considered an integral part of the holistic concept of architecture.

In addition to the basics of architectural lighting design, health issues will also be addressed. Light in relation to health and wellness, which are priorities in the current curriculum, are important topics for the future and need further understanding and research.

The international Master‘s Degree Course in Architectural Lighting Design aims at viewing lighting design together with architecture as a whole. This implies creative as well as technical aspects of light. The main area is, apart from the preoccupation with daylight, artificial lighting in interior and outside environments.

A qualified lighting designer as described has acquired skills in the fields of electrical engineering, air-conditioning, architecture, and interior design. He has got expert knowledge of the medium light in all its facets and can put it to work in creative design.

In connection with architecture light must not only interprete physical and technical realities of a building but also the functional and human aspects of the relevant spaces. Also in lighting design it is true that only the interaction of form and function will result in a well-balanced arrangement. In contrast to the theatre, architecture is always a usable and verifiable reality to be experienced with all five senses. This explains the necessity of a specialized education in the field of architectural lighting. In a holistic view of buildings and light, the lighting designer is not only occupied with physical guidelines for appropriate light characteristics but also incorporates demands that are vital for the well-being and the individual perception of people.

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