There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being. Its quality affects human behaviour, comfort, health, efficiency, safety and security.
The Architectural Lighting Design programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides in-depth understanding of the field of architectural lighting design through scientific-based knowledge and practical experience in the area of artificial light and daylight.
The programme gives the students the ability to apply advanced knowledge in this area, in both practical and academic situations.
The programme uses innovative teaching and learning methods such as structured lectures and peer-review methods. Interactive sessions create a constructive learning environment in which understanding of the subject is built through the interaction of students and teachers via presentations and open discussions, tutoring and workshops.
The education mixes theory and practice and, for this reason, we perform full-scale studies, via prototypes and mock-ups, in order to trigger first-hand experience of light within architecture.
Furthermore, laboratory sessions allow in-depth understanding of physical and visual phenomena. A series of motivational lectures are offered throughout the programme, where acclaimed international and national lighting designers, architects and researchers share their knowledge and expertise.
Lighting is an expanding field of knowledge. In recent years there has been a growing demand for lighting design expertise, as lighting designers understand the role of light and lighting in architecture, interior spaces and urban environment.
They can add important value to a project by enhancing visual performance, energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, well-being and health. There are plentiful job opportunities for architects, designers and engineers with lighting design competence.
Graduates primarily work in lighting design or architectural studios or as self-employed consultants. Employers might also be construction companies, lighting manufacturers and public or private operators.
Students graduating from the master's programme in Architectural Lighting Design have also pursued doctoral studies (PhD studies) at KTH or in other national or international universities.
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Programme StructureTopics covered:
- Lighting design
- Psychophysical studies
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A bachelor’s degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Architecture, Design or Engineering. The Éngineering degree must include at least 30 ECTS credits of Architecture and Design subjects. Exceptions can be made on the basis of professional experience.
International14619 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14619 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 155,000.
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