Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Architectural Lighting Design, 60 credits (TLODM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2019

Last edit: 20/09/2018
Approved: 05/11/2018

The information is valid for students starting 2019-2020.

Please check www.kth.se for information about the latest study plan.

Beyond the objectives which are specified in the Higher Education Degree Ordinance, there are also specific goals for the Architectural Lighting Design programme.

A student who has completed the programme should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate a broad theoretical and experimental based knowledge in the area of light and lighting, electric and day-lighting, and the relation with individual and social performance and well-being

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of methods, processes, theories and advanced tools in the area of Architectural Lighting Design and their impact in shaping future and existing built and natural environments.

Skills and abilities

  • Independently identify, formulate, analyze and solve problems in the area of Architectural Lighting Design, for electrical and daylight solutions
  • Apply a holistic design approach which takes in consideration the spatial context, visual, perceptual, biological impact of light, normative and sustainability questions
  • Formulate, plan and deliver a concept for outdoor and indoor architectural lighting following the Design process and the KTH method within predetermined parameters
  • Apply advanced techniques and tools in the area
  • Demonstrate ability to teamwork and collaboration
  • Present, discuss and communicate results to an academic and professional international audience, in written and oral form, using the most appropriate techniques and tools to illustrate and visualize visions, concepts and solutions.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • Critically comment and independently evaluate results in the area
  • Show a professional and ethical responsibility in scientific, technical, ecological and social activities.
  • Recognize that Architectural-related problems, considered from a design, building and urban perspective are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes contain conflicting conditions.
  • Track developments within the discipline and analyze how these will affect planning practice.
  • Define needs for learning opportunities in order to improve professional capacity.

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in KTH’s guidelines, www.kth.se.