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Master / XIX edition

Lighting Design & Technology

Price
9.990,00 €
Duration
16 Nov. 2021 - 30 Dec. 2022
Language
  • English
Available seats
30

Course

The Master takes place in Laboratorio LUCE (research laboratory on lighting www.luce.polimi.it) of Politecnico di Milano in the north west area of Milan and lasts for a year.

How to get to Laboratorio LUCE: Departure from Stazione Centrale, Milan main station, to via Candiani.
Goals

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.

Faculty



Faculty

Maurizio Rossi Scientific Director
Andrea Siniscalco Deputy Director

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Felipe Rangel

XVI edition

Jennifer Tomkins

XIV edition

Didactics

Training objectives

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.

Didactic Plan

The Specializing Master will be held in English.

The specializing master has a duration of one year and issues 60 credits, equivalent to 60 ECTS.

Didactic Modules

The course is divided into 10 thematic modules plus a 11th module that can be the internship or training on the fundamentals of lighting product design.

The first 4 training modules develop skills in fundamental theories, methods and tools for the lighting design, from the technical foundations to the methodological and cultural aspects to the CAD for lighting: Theory and technology of light, Tools and methods of lighting design, CAD for lighting, Lighting culture and practice of lighting design.

The following 5 learning modules develope advanced skills in the practice of lighting design: Project work in lighting for the show, for the hospitality, for exterior lighting, for the cultural heritage, for retail.

The 10th educational module develops empowerment skills for entering the world of working for corporate and professional training.

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.

Registrations will be closed to the maximum number of students in the call.

Didactic plan:

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
Internship

Title Released

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”.

Employment Opportunities

The result of the master is an innovative professional profile with advanced competences in the main lighting design activities, indoor and outdoor, from residential spaces and retail areas to museum and temporary exhibitions and lighting shows. These professionals will be able to insert both in the lighting companies and professional offices, as well as in the technical departments of the civil service. In the lighting companies they will be able to carry design, realisation and control of the lighting installations. In the professional offices – architecture, industrial and lighting design – they will support the architectural planning (retail environments, entertainment and sport areas, residential spaces, museum, exhibit design) to develop stage-managing abilities in lighting installations. Also, they will be able to support and coordinate the whole process of lighting design: from the planning to the realisation and from the test step to the light control management systems, within the norms in force both in civil service sphere and in private and professional fields.

High placement rate: Over 80% of participants, within one year, find a job in design firms and leading companies.

Admission

Requirements

The Specializing 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.

Deadlines

To take part to the selection process, the application form must be completed online within the following deadlines:

  • for Italian / foreign citizens with a qualification obtained in Italy within October 16th 2021,
  • for Extra U.E. citizens within September 17th 2021.

Price

The total cost of the Master is 9.990 € Exempt from VAT under Article 10 of DPR 633/72.

  • 500 € are for the matriculation to Politecnico di Milano and 9.490 € are for the application to the Master.

 

Faculty

Current edition

Faculty

Maurizio Rossi Scientific Director
Andrea Siniscalco Deputy Director
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