Corso di specializzazione in Lighting design

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Milano, dal 08 al 12 marzo 2022

Do you want to become a lighting designer?
The specialization course in Lighting Design IDI is a path that will allow you to learn advanced design techniques in the arrangement of light sources, to create a clever play of lights and shadows and emphasize the fundamental elements of the surrounding environment.

What you will learn

  • The language and design of light
  • Light applied to architecture
  • Theory and technology of lighting design
  • Light: photometric quantities, propagation and measurements
  • Color theory
  • Types of lighting and lighting direction
  • Lighting design and technic
  • Seminar about new LED technologies and materials
  • CAD software for lighting
  • Case studies 

Course program

  • The language and design of light
  • Light applied to architecture
  • Historical notes about light
Theory and Technology of Light
  • Historical lamps and luminaire designers
  • Light as a physical phenomenon
  • Light source and their classification
  • Methods of use of main light sources
  • How to read light source data
  • Components
  • Basic notes of lighting
  • Main photometric quantities: flowintensityluminanceilluminance
  • Absorption, reflection and light transmission factors
  • Instruments for measuring light
  • Types of standard lighting
  • Advanced lighting techniques
  • How to control and monitor light
  • Technology of directing light
Seminar about new LED technologies
  • Principle of LED operation
  • LED advantages and disadvantages
Laboratorio tecnico di progettazione
  • How to read a technical catalogue
  • Techniques of museum lighting
  • Lighting Design indoor: house & retail
  • Lighting Design outdoor
  • Presentation of concept and project
  • Luminous effects and them visualization
Fase conclusiva
  • CAD software for lighting
  • Case studies

Job opportunities

The specialization course is aimed at architects and designers. The Lighting Designer can work as a freelance or within the industry. In fact, he can collaborate with companies in the lighting industry, with architectural and design studies, with lighting stores, with museums and theatres, as well as in the technical offices of the Public Administration.

Phases of the route

Preliminary lessons: teaching material
Lessons: 40 h
Project work
Max. participants: 18

How to apply

Fill out the information request form and we will contact you within a few days. In the selection of candidates the scholastic CV, work experience and motivational letter will be considered. It is possible and advisable to send a portfolio of previous works. The examining commission, considering these elements, will communicate the result of the selection and the admission to the Course.


Possibility of financing for the registration fee;
Professional orientation meeting during the classroom phase;
Video CV creation during the full-immersion;
Revision and update of the CV;
Reports of accommodation facilities, in areas adjacent to the classroom.

Training course

Endorsements in Lighting design

Lighting Design is the science and art of lighting environments, artificial or natural. The Lighting Designer takes care of the lighting design to harmonize his work with the surrounding architecture and furniture. It works to safeguard the cultural and artistic heritage and seek sustainable solutions with low environmental impact and reduced energy consumption. He is a professional who must have an excellent knowledge of the physical characteristics of light, lighting control techniques and tools, and knowledge of the aesthetics of the sources.
In recent years, the Lighting Designer has become of fundamental importance for any interior and non-interior design project: the experience, know-how and expertise of the Lighting Designer are used not only with regard to plant engineering, but also at the service of communication.
L’obiettivo del Corso di Specializzazione in Lighting Design è formare una figura professionale altamente qualificata, con competenze nella progettazione dell’illuminazione indoor, outdoor e dello spettacolo.
The Lighting Designer is a creative with precision and manual skill, able to apply the science of urban lighting to projects of all kinds. It must also pay particular attention to reducing energy consumption.
L’elaborazione al computer è indispensabile per realizzare progetti in 2D e in 3D legati al lighting design.

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Our teachers

Giovanni Liotta

Giovanni Liotta

Laureato in Disegno Industriale al Politecnico di Milano, Giovanni Liotta si occupa dal 2002 di Product Design e di Industrial...

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Claudia Giacomobello

Claudia Giacomobello

Fondatrice dello studio di Design Savetheclock, Claudia Giacomobello si laurea in Disegno Industriale al Politecnico di Milano. Dal 2005 si...

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Alexander Bellman

Alexander Bellman

Laureato in Architettura al Politecnico di Milano, con una specializzazione nei settori del Lighting Design e delle tecnologie ad esso...

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Silvio De Ponte Conti

Silvio De Ponte Conti

Silvio De Ponte Conti è il fondatore di De Ponte Studio Architects. Si laurea in Architettura all’Università di Firenze e...

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