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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Lighting Design
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Program

Edition
6th Edition
Credits
66 ECTS (429 teaching hours)
Modality
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
9.600 €
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0.7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 22/10/2019
Classes end: 23/09/2020
Programme ends : 09/10/2020
Timetable
Tuesday: 17:30 to 21:30
Wednesday: 17:30 to 21:30
Thursday: 17:30 to 21:30
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Barcelona
Why this programme?
Light is an element with the capacity to add to the space all the nuances that define it visually. Perceptive, plastic and technical components coexist in its application and reading. The measure of the use of these components is what turns light into an essential element with a great transforming, communicative and sensitive capacity.

The role of light in a spatial project is developed through several aspects at once: conceptual; that will give identity to the project, functional that will respond to the visual aspects of the space; and efficient that will seek a good balance between energy consumption and project requirements; all of them applicable in any project that has to do with space, be it of interior spaces, urban spaces or ephemeral spaces.

The Master's Degree grew out of the successful experiences of a pioneering graduate program in Barcelona in Lighting Design that was developed over four editions to respond to a sector of professionals who until now had had to develop their work with practically no training references.

The Master we offer opens the doors for students to enter the professional world and prepares them, in the most complete way, to face the challenges of this exciting profession.

Currently, with the evolution of new technologies and the increasing use that is made of them, the incorporation of the figure of the Lighting Designer is essential in the design and definition of any type of space.

The Master has a professional vocation and has the support of leading companies in the sector, such as Erco, IGuzzini and Lutron.
Aims
  • Be able to develop, plan and execute a professional architectural lighting design project, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Identify, analyze and solve problems in the field of architectural lighting design.
  • Know the conceptual language, techniques and associated technologies that surround the world of light.
  • Study the lighting systems and lighting applications, as well as the different regulations.
  • Expand and deepen the concept of advanced lighting technology.
  • Provide lighting design and calculation tools for the realization of a lighting project both indoors and outdoors.
  • Offer market news and encourage the exchange of knowledge among professionals in the sector.
Who is it for?
  • Architects and Engineers who want to specialize in lighting design.
  • Interior Designers.
  • Scenographers and Bachelor of Fine Arts.
  • Technical designers who want an approach to the lighting design sector.

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 90h
Lighting Design Basis
  • Design and light - I
  • Lumonotecnia - I
  • Project Workshops - I
20 ECTS 140h
Light as a Language
After the assimilation of basic lighting principles, more emphasis is given to the lighting project and the necessary components to carry them out, such as drawing tools, calculation tools, lighting fixtures and regulation systems, among others.
In this module the phases of the lighting project will be worked, from a basic project to a pre-executive.
  • Design and Light - II
  • Luminotecnia - II
  • Project Workshops - II
18 ECTS 135h
Advanced Lighting
This module delves into the subjects given and introduces the professional environment by visiting Works and Lighting Studies and making specific monographs. The lighting project can be found in all the modules but in different ways, in this, the project will contemplate the basic project.
  • Design and Light - III
  • Luminotecnia - III
  • Project Workshops - III
16 ECTS 64h
Final Project
The fourth module focuses on the Master's Final Project. Periodically, project correction sessions are carried out, as well as monitoring sessions on the digital representation of light and lighting.

In the Final Project, the following aspects should be taken into account:
      • Digital representation tools.
      • Current environmental legislation.
      • Regular professional practice.
      • Latest trends in the Lighting Design sector.
  • Design and Light - IV
  • Luminotecnia- IV
  • Project
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Degree
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Visits
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Tutorship
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assesment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual Campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Bohigas Arnau, Josep
    Architect. Professor at the UPC (Dept. of Architectural Projects). MA in Architecture (AAD) at Columbia University. Founding member of BOPBAA.
  • Güell Ordis, Maria
    Lighting Designer. Founder of the studio LA INVISIBLE. Member of ArquinFad-FAD Designers Association.
Teaching staff
  • Arola Ferrer, Antoni
    Interior and Industrial Designer. Founder and Director of the Arola Studio. National Design Award 2003.
  • Bergeron, Valérie
    Architect and Director of Mater, FAD materials centre, Barcelona.
  • Bohigas Arnau, Josep
    Architect. Professor at the UPC (Dept. of Architectural Projects). MA in Architecture (AAD) at Columbia University. Founding member of BOPBAA.
  • de Vicente Guerrero, José Luis
    Independent procurer. Sub-director of ArtFutura art and technology festival in Spain.
  • Fuentes Orellana, Mariel
    Architect and MA in Interior Designing by the University of Salamanca. She collaborates as a lighting designer with the studio artec3 as a project manager.
  • Ginés Marín, Maurici
    Lighting Designer. Director artec3 Studio. Chair of APDI, Professional member of PLDA, European Lighting Designers Association and of IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers.
  • Gual Solé, Núria
    Artist, Doctor of Fine Arts. Full Professor in Contemporary Art Productions. Department of Visual Arts and Design of the Faculty of Fine Arts. University of Barcelona. Currently co-editor of BR :: AC magazine and member of the Research Group-BRAC (Barcelona: Research, Art and Creation).
  • Güell Ordis, Maria
    Lighting Designer. Founder of the studio LA INVISIBLE. Member of ArquinFad-FAD Designers Association.
  • Mezzavilla, Michela
    Architect from the Architecture University College of Venice. Lighting Designer. Michela Mezzavilla reMM.
  • Verdaguer i Villacampa, Jordi
    Businessman in Electronic Engineering specialized in LED Technology. . Founder of JW Grup, Engishare and Tàndem Company, all them companies related to product development sector.

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Art Director Lighting Design.
  • Project Director in lighting projects.
  • Head of lighting projects.
  • Lighting Designer.
  • Illuminator of scenographies.

News

Blog News
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el festival Llum Bcn 2019
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el festival Llum Bcn 2019
27-02-2019
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el festival Llum Bcn 2019
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el festival Llum Bcn 2019
27-02-2019
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el Festival Llum Bcn 2018
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el Festival Llum Bcn 2018
23-02-2018
Nuevo ciclo de conferencias del máster en Lighting Design
Nuevo ciclo de conferencias del máster en Lighting Design
30-01-2018
Javier Mariscal inaugura la 4ª edición del máster en Lighting Design
Javier Mariscal inaugura la 4ª edición del máster en Lighting Design
20-11-2017
Vídeos del ciclo de conferencias internacionales en diseño de iluminación 2015-2016
Vídeos del ciclo de conferencias internacionales en diseño de iluminación 2015-2016
07-07-2016
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el Festival Llum Bcn 2016
Alumnos de la UPC School participan en el Festival Llum Bcn 2016
25-05-2016
Videos
BIG BANG POBLENOU - Festival Llum Bcn 2018
TRASHCENDINT - Proyecto de los alumnos del máster en Lighting Design en el Festival Llum BCN
Acto Luz en las Glorias
Architectural Projection Mapping en la fachada de El Molino

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