12 months
9990 EUR/year
9990 EUR/year
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The Lighting Design and Technology programme offered at POLI.design - Milan (Italy) takes place in Laboratorio LUCE of Politecnico di Milano in the north west area of Milan and lasts for a year.

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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.

Employment Opportunities

The result of the Lighting Design and Technology programme offered at POLI.design - Milan (Italy) 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and technology of light 
  • Tools and methods of lighting design
  • CAD for lighting 
  • Lighting culture and practice of lighting design 
  • Project work: lighting for the show 
  • Project work: lighting for the hospitality 
  • Project work: exterior lighting  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9990 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9990 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9990 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9990 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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