Interested in studying the master’s programme in Architectural Lighting Design? To be eligible you must meet the admission requirements of the programme and include the documents stated below in your application. All applications are assessed according to predetermined selection criteria set for the programme.
Specific requirements for the master's programme in Architectural Lighting Design
A bachelor’s degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Architecture, Design or Engineering. The engineering degree must include at least 30 ECTS credits of Architecture and Design subjects. Exceptions can be made on the basis of professional experience.
Specific documents for the master's programme in Architectural Lighting Design
- Two letters of recommendation
- Short CV
- Letter of motivation, maximum 1 page, stating:
- why you want to study Architectural Lighting Design
- why you want to study Architectural Lighting Design at KTH
- how your academic and/or professional background contributes to studying this programme
- what is your professional ambition after completion of the education
- A portfolio according to the following instructions:
- Format: PDF
- Size: maximum size of 10 MB, no more than 7 pages + 1 page cover sheet, single-sided, not spreaded.
- Minimum 2-3 projects, individual or collective.
- File name: ALD-PORTFOLIO_Name_Surname_Year of application.pdf
- Content: The portfolio should present any type of material that could support the evaluation of your design thinking and approach, in any field. You should gather and expose material which can include sketches, visualizations, pictures, diagrams, data visualization, etc. The portfolio will be evaluated according to the criteria included in the Programme Syllabus, as described below:
- Design Experience (in Architecture, Engineering, Arts, etc.)
- And/or Lighting Design Experience
- Type and level of refinement of the project (e.g. sketches or pictures from observation, visionary idea, concept, realized work, temporary or permanent installation, etc.)
- Understanding of context (e.g. architectural and social context, conditions, location, history)
- Layout and Style
- The projects and material included should be correctly titled and you should:
- state when or during which year of the studies or professional career the project was done
- indicate if the work has been produced by the applicant alone or in collaboration; in the latter case please carefully specify your role in the project.
Please make sure to strictly follow the instructions above otherwise your application will be marked as ineligible.
The portfolio is to be uploaded along with the rest of your supporting documents to your University Admissions account.
The selection process is based on the following criteria: University and previous studies (GPA or previous academic assessment, grades in specific subjects and English), letter of motivation and portfolio. The evaluation scale is 1-75.