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Lighting Design & Technology
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
16 November 2021
Application deadline: 16 October 2021

Program description

Lighting Design & Technology

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, organizating 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.

Lighting Design intended as a service to enhance wellness, personal, social and productive activities, relationship and communication in all human activities. Artificial lighting is in fact a primal asset of modern society, and one of the factors that mainly contributed to economical, commercial and social evolution of the most advanced nations on earth. The energetic and expressive potential of light lead to the definition of a new profession and an adequate design methodology that will be treated in to the master.

The Number of Admitted Students is 30

Admission requirements

The Specialising Master is open to applicants who have a university degree (Laurea, equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) under the old or the new educational system or a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) under the new educational system in Architecture, Engineering and Design, and to applicants with equivalent qualifications

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Program content

Didactic Modules

The 11th didatic module, alternative to the internship, propose content for the introduction of thematic related to lighting fixture design for interior and/or exterior applications.

Didactic unit 1
Theory and technology of light

Didactic unit 2 
Tools and methods of lighting design

Didactic unit 3 
CAD for lighting

Didactic unit 4 
Lighting culture and practice of lighting design

Didactic unit 5 
Project work: lighting for the show

Didactic unit 6 
Project work: lighting for the hospitality

Didactic unit 7
Project work: exterior lighting

Didactic unit 8 
Project work: lighting for the cultural heritage

Didactic unit 9 
Project work: interior lighting for retail

Didactic unit 10 
Professional empowerment

Didactic unit 11

Tuition fees

Total tuition fee: €9,990


At the end of the course, upon passing the final exam, the first level Specializing Master’s degree of the Politecnico di Milano will be awarded in “Lighting Design and Technology”.

Career opportunities

The professional figure emerging from the Master is innovative with advanced skills concerning the main lighting design activities in residential and commercial interiors, in urban exteriors, in museum and temporary installations and in entertainment. This professional figure can be included both in the companies in the lighting sector and in professional offices and also in the technical offices of the public administration. In companies in the lighting sector, it will be included in the design, construction and control studies of lighting systems. In professional architecture, industrial design and lighting design studies, he will support the architectural design of residential, commercial, public, recreational, sports, museum and exhibit design buildings, with coordination functions and support for the design of artificial lighting. In local authorities and public and private companies in the field of providing public lighting services, it will be included in the design, installation

The master has a placement of more than 80% of the participants who were able to join design studios and industry leaders within a year of completing their studies.

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About this institute is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised international centre of excellence for design.

The permanent structures, cultural institutions, fairs and showrooms, publishing industry, schools, displays, exhibitions, and events that the city has to offer are numerous and contribute to creating a culturally lively and dynamic climate that can enrich professional and training courses,...

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Why study at is the post-graduate school in Design of the Politecnico di Milano that supports and completes the curricular paths of the School of Design, aiming at professional training and an effective insertion in the many areas of work in which the designer operates today.

It plays a hinge role between universities, businesses, organizations and institutions and professional worlds, operating in the perspective of internationalization and establishing partnerships with universities, schools, organizations, institutions, companies and companies from time to time.

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Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25
20158 Milan

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