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Specializing Master / XXIII edition

Lighting Design & Technology

The Master in Lighting Design & Technology aims to train professionals capable of following the design and production process of lighting, paying attention to the analysis and synthesis of the methodological processes of design, organization and implementation of the project.

11.990 €
English
12 Dec. 2024 - 31 Dec. 2025
Available seats : 30

Course

The lighting project must be understood as a service to promote well-being, personal, social, productive, relational and communicative activities throughout the whole range of human activities.

Artificial lighting is in fact a primary asset of modern societies and it is one of the factors that has provided its contribution to the development of the most advanced nations in the world: the use of all the energy and expressive potential of the light requires the definition of professionalism and adequate design methods that are provided by the Master.

 

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Project: Starbucks Reserve® Milano Roastery; Architect: Arup Associates; Lighting Designer: Niteo Lighting; Courtesy: Delta Light, Starbucks.

Faculty

The master has in his faculty some of the best Italian Lighting Designers such as Chiara Bertolaja, Piero Castiglioni, Carlo D’Alesio, Vittorio Libertucci, Lisa Marchesi, Francesco Murano, Pietro Palladino, Marinella Patetta, Giovanni Pinna and Alessandra Reggiani and is directed by Maurizio Rossi.

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Faculty

Maurizio Rossi Scientific Director
Andrea Siniscalco Deputy Director

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Training objectives

The Master’s objective is the training of professional profiles able to follow the design and production process of lighting, in interior architecture, urban exteriors,museums, temporary installations, and the areas of hospitality, with particular attention to the analysis and synthesis of the new methodological processes of creativity, organization and realization of the lighting project in the BIM, in relation with the technological innovations of the sector and with and with particular attention to the IoT innovation in the home and building automation.

Didactic Plan

The Specializing Master will be held in English. Any lecture in other languages will be translated simultaneously.

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

Didactic Modules

The teaching activity will be held in person. The educational program is divided into 10 thematic modules plus an 11th module which is the internship. The teaching of the didactic modules will be in English. The first 4 didactic modules develop the basic skills in the field of theories, methods and tools for lighting Design; from the technical, methodological and cultural basics of the project to permanent innovation in the sector:

1-Theory of lighting.

2-Lighting engineering.

3- Connected lighting.

4-Introduction to Lighting Design.

 

The following 5 didactic modules develop advanced skills in the field of Lighting Design practice:

5- Project work: lighting design with CAD and BIM.

6 – Project work: lighting for the hospitality.

7 – Project work: Lighting in exteriors.

8 – Project work: lighting for cultural heritage.

9 – Project work: lighting in commercial interiors.

 

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

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 skills concerning the main lighting design activities in  hospitality and commercial interiors, urban exteriors, museum and temporary installations.

This professional profile can be recruited by companies in the lighting sector and in professional firms and also in technical offices of public administration. In the technical-lighting companies, s/he will be included in the design, construction and control studies of lighting systems. In professional firms of architecture, industrial design and technical-lighting design, s/he will support the architectural design of residential, commercial, public, recreational, sport, museum and exhibit design buildings, with  coordination and support tasks for design of artificial lighting.

In local authorities and public and private companies in the field of  public lighting services, s/he can be included in the offices of design, installation, testing and management of public and private lighting, with duties concerning construction supervision and verification related to the problems coming from reference legislation and standards for public and private lighting.

The Specializing Master has a placement of more than 90% of participants who could fit into design firms and leading companies within one year after completion of studies.

Admission

Requirements

Candidates with a Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Architecture, Design, Engineering, or equivalent degree, can bel eligible. The master experience could be a valuable complement to the experience gained by the candidate. Different qualifications will be taken into account when selecting candidates.

Applications can be accepted in chronological order but just until all the available places in classroom are sold out.

Deadlines

To participate in the selections you must fill out the online application form by the following deadlines:

  • EU/non-EU who graduated in Italy / EU citizens with qualification gained abroad by October 12th, 2024;
  • Non-EU citizens who graduated abroad by September 12th 2024.

Price

The total cost of the Master is 11.990 € Exempt from VAT under Article 10 of DPR 633/72.

  • 500 € are for the matriculation to Politecnico di Milano and 11.490 € are for the application to the Master.

 


 

POLI.design offers the community of Politecnico di Milano a 50% discount to be applied to the participation fee for a I and II level Specializing Master or Higher Education Course / Post Graduate Program / Continuing Education Course which POLI.design manages and provides. The discount is for internal staff (i.e., structured teachers and technical and administrative staff) with active contracts at Politecnico di Milano and members of their household.

HOW IT WORKS:

To benefit from the discount you will need to:

  • send the selection application to the chosen course with the relevant required documents;
  • successfully pass the selections;
  • send a copy of the applicant’s family status.

Faculty

The master has in his faculty some of the best Italian Lighting Designers such as Chiara Bertolaja, Piero Castiglioni, Carlo D’Alesio, Vittorio Libertucci, Lisa Marchesi, Francesco Murano, Pietro Palladino, Marinella Patetta, Giovanni Pinna and Alessandra Reggiani and is directed by Maurizio Rossi.

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Faculty

Maurizio Rossi Scientific Director
Andrea Siniscalco Deputy Director
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