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Lighting Design & Technology
12 months
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

Lighting Design & Technology

The 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

Teaching Unit 1

Theory and technologies of light

Teaching Unit 2

Methods and tools of the lighting project

Teaching Unit 3

CAD for lighting

Teaching Unit 4

Culture of light and practice of Lighting Design

Teaching Unit 5

Project work: light in the show

Teaching Unit 6

Project Work: light in the residential

Teaching Unit 7

Project work: lighting in the outdoors

Teaching Unit 8

Project work: lighting for cultural heritage

Teaching Unit 9

Project work: lighting in commercial interiors

Teaching Unit 10

Professional empowerment

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

  • Founded by Politecnico di Milano, operates in the field of design by organizing training programmes for young graduates and professionals, as well as for companies that are closely focused on innovation
  • offers more than 50 educational products to cover a variety of application domains in the design sector. These range from products to interiors, from fashion to communication, and from services to cultural projects.
  • More than 80% of the participants are active in design studios and industry leaders within one year of completing their studies at
  • operates into an international network that is continuously growing thanks to the wide-ranging experiences and collaborations in an increasingly interconnected and global dimension

Contact info

Via Durando 38/a
20158 Milan

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