Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, the student:

Understands the principles of lighting design and has a basic knowledge of contemporary luminaire technologies.


Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 12.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ville Kokkonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation):

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course will provide a brief introduction to the physics of light as electromagnetic radiation.

    During the course students learn lighting design principles and become familiar with fundamental properties and standards of different lighting technologies.

    The primary objective is to formulate a lighting design criterion and to get an understanding of the potential and challenges with artificial lighting. During the course students will design a lighting fixture based on a given briefing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course comprises lectures, independent design work and documentation with tutoring meetings and a final presentation. Passing the course requires 80% attendance and submission of all assignments.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    54-135 h: contact teaching 16-30 h, independent work 38-105 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Announced in the beginning of the course

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course replaces SARK-E5021 Introduction to Lighting Design. Interchangeable with another thematic cross-disciplinary course in Interior Architecture MA.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    School (Väre) Workshop basic know-how and access



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