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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2020/2021
Scuola Scuola del Design
Insegnamento 051438 - LIGHTING
Docente Bertolaja Chiara , D'Alesio Carlo
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The object of the course is a detailed study of the methods, theoretic and practical, regarding the development of a lighting project, aimed above all at enhancing indoor and outdoor space. The course is centred mainly on the relationship between light and architecture and on the analysis, through different case histories, of projects and realisations related to different types of space. The aim is to acquire an approach method to the different space situations, considering that pre-established solutions do not exist but that solutions can be infinite.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

- know and understand the processes and methods regarding the development of a lighting project;
- can apply the skills acquired to develop a space;
- autonomously find solutions that go beyond those that already exist.

Argomenti trattati


Lighting is one of the most important elements of any liveable space, having the power to change moods and transform them. As any interior designer or architect can tell you, imaginative and cost-effective interior illumination is critical to the success of any interior space. Changing technologies, new laws that mandate energy efficiency and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design.

This course is designed to inspire and teach you how to create with light, from the very beginning of a project. Capable of having a transformative effect, well designed lighting can alter the atmosphere of a space and is a crucial design element to consider and plan from the outset of your project.

From first considerations to calculating lighting levels, positioning fittings and creating the required atmosphere. By designing a lighting scheme for a specific space, you will learn all the fundamental principles. You will also learn how to draw up a lighting plan and specify the required fittings.

A parallel track focusing on Lighting Theory will aim to provide students the necessary technical knowledge and mindset, in order to sustain and improve their performance while developing the main tracks' project.

The Lighting Theory track will always provide a real-world case scenario reference for each theoretical topic explained; the scope of works is to guide the students to effectively "understading Light". Students' performance will be evaluated thanks to a tailor-made exercise set, to be executed in class during working hours.

 Covered Topics

  • Planning a lighting scheme from the first stage to final specification
  • Working with natural light
  • Artificial lighting, technologies and controls
  • Lighting effects and how to achieve them
  • Light, colour & materials
  • Working with regulations
  • Lighting all areas of interior spaces including gardens
  • Drawing lighting plans & communicating ideas to clients and contractors
  • Writing a lighting report, specification and schedule

 By the end of the course the student will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of the lighting design process
  • Be confident with the associated technical language
  • Have developed knowledge of the technology needed to create lighting effects
  • Know to use artificial and natural lighting within an interior space
  • Have the confidence to speak professionally about lighting design with clients and contractors


There are no pre-requisites for attendance.

Modalità di valutazione

Students performance will be evaluated by taking into account:

- the in-class exercises test held by C.D'Alesio, concerning his Lighting Theory lectures;

- the workshop and excercises by C.Bertolaja, on the application of Lighting Theory and her Lighting Design lectures into a viable Lighting Design Project.


Software utilizzato
Nessun software richiesto

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 100:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
This program has been designed to be delivered in the presence of people, hoping to overcome the health emergency linked to COVID 19.
In the event of a prolonged health emergency, the timetable could vary, providing for the introduction (in part or in full) of online educational activities.
More detailed information on the methods of provision and access, as well as the indications relating to security protocols and social distancing, will be available on the University and School website. More details on teaching will be communicated by the teachers in the manner provided.
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