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Practice of Lighting Design - DESC9152

Year - 2020

This studio-based unit introduces students to the practical process of professional lighting design. Led by an experienced lighting designer, the content centres on a real lighting design problem. Students complete a group project, representative of the collaborative design in practice, which culminates in a client presentation. This unit covers the interpretation of design briefs, the process of conducting a site visit, the identification of lighting design problems, and the proposal of lighting solutions. The process of preparing and revising lighting plans is discussed. Techniques for successful presentations of the final plan to clients are also included.

5-day intensive (9am-5pm)

group design proposal and presentation (50%); individual design proposal (50%)

Assumed knowledge


At least 12 credit points of core advanced units of study in Illumination Design




Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Wenye Hu
HECS Band: 2
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