Core Module Information
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: Tom Flint
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


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:

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 computer based and physical modelling.
LO6: Critically reflect on and evaluate your own work in the context of common practice within the lighting design profession.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirstie Jamieson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Demonstration 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 85 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0.20
Technical Drawing 10 4,5 14/15
Reflective Log 05 1,5 14/15 , WORDS= 800
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Creative Lighting for People and Places