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Lighting Design Minor

DHA Interior Design
College of Design
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  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The lighting design minor provides an educational forum for students to engage regional lighting professionals, design practitioners, and industry representatives to study the evolving role of lighting design and technologies in professional practice. The coordination of lighting courses from interior design and architecture provides an integrated approach to electric lighting, interior design, and daylighting. The minor enables students to gain insight into the relationship between interior and architectural design strategies.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Required
Master's students take these three courses:
ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design (3.0 cr)
IDES 5612 - Lighting Design (3.0 cr)
IDES 5617 - Lighting Design Innovations and Technological Advances (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Required Courses
Doctoral students take these three courses:
ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design (3.0 cr)
IDES 5612 - Lighting Design (3.0 cr)
IDES 5617 - Lighting Design Innovations and Technological Advances (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take one course from the list below for 3 credits. Additional option is IDes 5196, work experience (lighting internship on completion of required courses, 3 cr.)
TH 5540 - Lighting Design for the Theatre (3.0 cr)
or TH 5545 - Stage Lighting Technology (3.0 cr)
or IDES 5193 - Directed Study in Interior Design (1.0-4.0 cr)
 
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ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This 15-week seminar will explore approaches to daylighting and architectural design that weave together diverse layers of ecological, physiological, and psychological issues to enhance our understanding and relationship of light in place and time. We will explore how the formal, aesthetic, atmospheric, and experiential aspects of daylighting also support and foster more sustainable and regenerative approaches to architectural design. The goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with daylighting from an ecological perspective in order to use both creatively in the design process.
IDES 5612 - Lighting Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lighting as dynamic design element. Psychological aspects of light color/quality/sources. Photometrics, codes, daylighting, energy conservation. How lighting impacts health/well-being. Integrating lighting with interior/architectural elements. Lighting/fixture design. Computer visualization. Lecture, assignments, projects.
IDES 5617 - Lighting Design Innovations and Technological Advances
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02744
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course deepens students' understanding of the relationship between interior and architectural lighting design issues, strategies, and methods in contemporary practice. It investigates an integrated approach to lighting design to consider lighting innovations and emerging trends in health and comfort, smart technologies, energy and performance, metrics and standards, and assessment processes and tools. Assignments incrementally introduce students to related lighting issues to enable students to gain hands-on knowledge and application of related design issues through a small design project. Field studies and guest lectures provide insights into innovations in industry and professional perspectives on emerging technologies and systems integration.
ARCH 5539 - Daylighting and Architecture Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This 15-week seminar will explore approaches to daylighting and architectural design that weave together diverse layers of ecological, physiological, and psychological issues to enhance our understanding and relationship of light in place and time. We will explore how the formal, aesthetic, atmospheric, and experiential aspects of daylighting also support and foster more sustainable and regenerative approaches to architectural design. The goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with daylighting from an ecological perspective in order to use both creatively in the design process.
IDES 5612 - Lighting Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lighting as dynamic design element. Psychological aspects of light color/quality/sources. Photometrics, codes, daylighting, energy conservation. How lighting impacts health/well-being. Integrating lighting with interior/architectural elements. Lighting/fixture design. Computer visualization. Lecture, assignments, projects.
IDES 5617 - Lighting Design Innovations and Technological Advances
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02744
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course deepens students' understanding of the relationship between interior and architectural lighting design issues, strategies, and methods in contemporary practice. It investigates an integrated approach to lighting design to consider lighting innovations and emerging trends in health and comfort, smart technologies, energy and performance, metrics and standards, and assessment processes and tools. Assignments incrementally introduce students to related lighting issues to enable students to gain hands-on knowledge and application of related design issues through a small design project. Field studies and guest lectures provide insights into innovations in industry and professional perspectives on emerging technologies and systems integration.
TH 5540 - Lighting Design for the Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 3541
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design aesthetics and exploration of design for various stage forms and venues. Development of the lighting plot and paperwork; use of the computer in lighting design. prereq: 3541
TH 5545 - Stage Lighting Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The lighting technician's skills and crafts: equipment, techniques, control operation, wiring, and maintenance. prereq: 3515 or grad or instr consent
IDES 5193 - Directed Study in Interior Design
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in interior design under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student