Module title: Creative Lighting for People and Places

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

Module code: DES11138
Module leader: Sharon Nairn
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising


Description of module content:

Lighting plays an integral role in creating successful interior and exterior environments: good lighting is capable of separating areas, suggesting circulation, manipulating mood and creating atmosphere within a space. The correct use of light is a complex process not only in managing the desired effect but also the detailing issues regarding location, fixings and the management of power and control.
You will develop a critical understanding of the design of spaces incorporating lighting design and develop knowledge of how to develop and specify lighting within a built environment.

You will apply principles of lighting design that satisfies basic human requirements to create architectural and spatial design schemes. This will include the identification of light sources (both natural and artificial) and specification of lighting equipment. 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 alongside physical modelling to prototype and communicate concepts, locations, layout, and details for installation. Costing and budget constraints will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Critically evaluate a creative research process to inform and generate ideas
LO 2: Produce and visualise a number of feasible conceptual solutions or responses from an identified and rigorously researched area of investigation.
LO 3: Critically appraise and select a proposal for further creative development.
LO 4: Present a resolved creative outcome(s) based on a critically informed creative process.
LO 5: Detail, specify and produce a creative outcome to appropriate industry standards.
LO 6: Critically reflect on the processes and social, cultural and economic context involved in the major project creative outcome.

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