Lighting Design MA

Description

Description 

The Post-graduate Studies Program “Lighting Design” aims at an in depth study of issues concerning the combination of the art and the science of lighting used widely both in a theoretical and applied level. Particular issues, on which the PSP focuses, constitute the perception of light, its effect on humans, the relationship of art to lighting, the physics of lighting, issues of natural and artificial lighting from a scientific, artistic and technological point of view, lighting composition combining artificial and natural lighting and its computer simulation.

The PSP aims at the specialization of scientists so as to a) become able to deal with research or undertake professional practice in the wider field of lighting design, lighting technology, their applications in the built environment and artistic installations, as well as to investigate such areas of interest in relation to the psychology of visual perception and b) attain comprehensive scientific command on the above knowledge areas, so as to be capable of supporting applications and facing problems that often occur in the professional or artistic activity which they already practice, while cultivating their creativity. 

Duration of the programme: The minimum duration of the programme is two (2) years.

Language: The programme is offered in Greek.

 Learning Outcomes: With the completion of the Graduate Program Lighting Design a student is expected to:

-Know basic concepts regarding the properties of natural and artificial light.

-Handle the various aspects of light in fields such as architecture, interior design, theater, photography, etc.

-Have adequate knowledge of the ways in which light affects humans.

-Be able to design solutions aiming at the attainment of artistic expressive goals.

-Distinguish the basic principles of radiometry and photometry.

-Be aware of the classification of colors and their mixing methods.

-Discern the types of shadows and their applications in the sciences and the arts.

-Analyze the requirements of a lighting project.

-Calculate the conditions of visual comfort.

-Design integrated technical solutions.

-Calculate the costs of the equipment as well as of its operation and maintenance.

-Conduct research and develop designs at a high level of expertise and artistic sensibility.

Programme ECTS credits: 120

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of Unesco:
based on the level of Education: 7    
based on the field of Education: 21 Arts

Prerequisites

 

Applicants to the “Lighting Design” course must possess an undergraduate degree in a related field from a Greek Public University, a Technical Educational Institute or an

Skills and knowledge in visual arts, an artistic background, computer usage (especially in software relevant to the course) as well as internet and e-mail skills are considered necessary for the completion of the course.

Knowledge of English language at Β2 level is required.

 

Note:

Where previously mentioned:

a. Graduates of Universities or Technological Educational Institutes’ departments are all the degree holders of Greek Universities and Technological Educational Institutes’ departments as well as anyone with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) or the Technical Training Institute (ITE), respectively, or holders of the first cycle of study of the above-mentioned departments of accredited foreign institutions*.

b. Graduates of Universities or Technological Educational Institutes are all the degree holders of Greek Universities or Technological Educational Institutes, as well as anyone with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) or the Technical Training Institute (ITE), respectively, or holders of the first cycle of study of accredited foreign institutions*. 

The term “Universities” refers to University Schools, Technical Universities and the School of Fine Arts.

*N.B.: Pursuant to par. 7, art. 34 of Law No. 4485/2017 “No Postgraduate Diploma shall be awarded to a student whose first cycle degree from a foreign institution has not been recognised by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC), under Law No. 3328/2005 (Α80)”. 

 

Contact

Course Director
Associate Professor Iakovos Potamianos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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