24 months
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10915 GBP/year
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About

Learn from award-winning and internationally renowned lighting designers in this MFA Lighting Design at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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Overview

One of only a small number of postgraduate lighting design courses in the world, this Lighting Design  programme at the Edinburgh Napier University  explores the use of light in interior and exterior spaces, and light as a medium for creative practice. 

You’ll learn combined technical and creative skills and to apply lighting design principles. You’ll be taught by award-winning and internationally renowned lighting designers. 

Part of the MA/MFA Design Suite, the course benefits from bringing together designers from a range of disciplines into core modules, as well as modules specific to your chosen pathway such as 'Creative Lighting Design for Places and People' and 'Design for Heritage and Culture'. 

Course details

Well-designed lighting can transform a place or a space, and greatly enhance the user experience.

The MFA Lighting Design will develop your skills and knowledge in the use of light and projection in designed spaces. You will learn how to exploit natural light, but also enhance interior and exterior spaces with the use of artificial lighting systems and art projections. 

You will explore different lighting types and qualities, and learn how to select appropriate lighting for the right setting. You will develop technical understanding of state-of the art hardware, as well as the use of more simple technical solutions to lighting spaces.

The two year MFA offers students the opportunity to extend project work through an in depth, research-led creative enquiry. The first year of the programme is aligned to the MA and you will undertake six modules developing subject specific-skills and knowledge, external research and entrepreneurial collaboration, and practice-based research. 

Careers

Graduates from this programme pathway can pursue careers in: 

  • interior and spatial design
  • lighting design
  • urban design
  • exhibition and museum design
  • installation art

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Spatial Lighting Design
  • Design for Heritage & Cultural Spaces
  • Light Art & Projection

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 31st July.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above in an art & design or related discipline (architecture, creative computing & engineering design)
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.
  • All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects. Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10915 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10915 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 24 months.

Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £5,000

Overseas and EU: £10,915

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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