Module title: Spatial Lighting Design

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES11118
Module leader: Malcolm Innes
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Malcolm Innes
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is delivered in a creative studio environment. A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods (independent learning and study) will be used. You will undertake analysis of existing lighting schemes in interior spaces (LO2) and use these skills to conceptualise design outcomes (LO1), and visualise schemes using drawings, 3D modelling software and physical mock-ups (LO3, 5). You will apply principles of lighting design to spatial and architectural schemes developed to an advanced level of detail and specification (LO3, 4)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module addresses to an advanced level a specific skills shortage in industry. The transferable skills of research and analysis, planning, detailing and specification in a professional context are critical in any design context, along with site visits and exposure to industry professionals.

Assessment (formative, summative)
You will undertake two studio projects for lighting design involving research [LO2], site analysis [LO2, 4] and design development (2D/3D) [LO3] which will be documented and presented in portfolio and sketchbook form. CAD models [LO5] will be presented on screen and/or in print. Projects will be assessed with an oral presentation to your tutors and peers Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your directed study task and feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practise of oral presentation and critique. You will be asked to present your directed study tasks and summative assessment will be given of submitted work during critiques and feedback tutorials.

Research/ teaching linkages
The embedding of research and teaching linkages encourages the development of creative abilities, problem solving, critical thinking, and the communication of ideas throu

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 36
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1-5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will apply principles of lighting design to architectural and spatial design schemes. This will include the identification of light sources (both natural and artificial) and detailed specification. You will consider human factors along with issues relating to installation and power supply, including control schedules. Hand drawing and CAD modelling will be used to prototype and communicate location and layout, and details for installation. Costing and budget constraints are also included.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: conceptualise artificial and natural lighting design solutions
LO2: appraise and analyse the application of advanced lighting design principles
LO3: plan and document complex lighting schemes [specification & production information]
LO4: analyse advanced detailing problems and propose solutions
LO5: test lighting design solutions using CAD and physical modelling.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Spatial Lighting Design