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Architectural Lighting Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
14619 EUR/year
Free
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About

The Architectural Lighting Design programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is based on a new approach to light and light planning – a combination of visual, physical and biological-based experience and knowledge applied to design, technology and health.

Overview

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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:
  • Lighting design
  • Architecture
  • Well-being
  • Sustainability
  • Perception
  • Psychophysical studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14619 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14619 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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.

Funding

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