Master of Lighting Design

Master - 9 months

  • School: Design
  • IED Credits: 60

Discover the technical knowledge necessary to obtain artistic, expressive and exciting results, generating spaces through experimentation and the manipulation of light.

  • School: Design
  • IED Credits: 60
  • Start date: 07 October 2021
  • Language : Español

    Master of Lighting Design

    Light is a language, it provokes emotions, it communicates and, moreover, it has the advantage of being universal. The Master in Lighting Design offers training in the manipulation of light in space, adding something more than a mere response to a purely functional or aesthetic demand.  
    The master is divided into three modules: architectural, scenic and creative, giving a multiplicity of environments and addressing different types of projects. With this programme, you will develop the possibilities of combining the technical aspects of lighting sources, luminaires and their accessories, to obtain artistic, expressive and exciting results in the three areas.

    With its mixed format, this degree will allow all students to learn, participate and be part of the IED community in person, in physical and virtual classrooms, and remotely. 

    Course file

    Master of Lighting Design

    • Type of course : Master
    • Language : Español
    • School: Design
    • IED Credits: 60
    • Start date: 07 October 2021
    • Duration: 9 months
    • Timetable : Afternoon 19.00-22.30 h (Mon to Fri, 3 to 5 days per week)
    • Attendance: Mixed
    • Qualification: Private A private certificate will be issued at the end of the course
    • Directed to : graduates or holders of diplomas in the field of art and design, architects and interior designers / Professional experience will be valued
    • Admission process : CV / Cover letter Portfolio (up to 3Mb) / Website. Autocad knowledge. Personal interview, if deemed appropriate by the teaching coordination
    • Enrollment rate: 2500 €
    • Course Fee: 10100 €


    • Carry out complete lighting projects for architectural spaces
    • Know the product, its qualities and its application
    • Acquire the knowledge and technical resources to control the proposal at different scales
    • Analyse the concept, development, execution and communication of projects from a multidisciplinary profile
    • Generate the ability to adapt to the work environment in several areas
    • Expand your knowledge and specialize in this area to enrich proposals or alterations

    Professional Opportunities

    • Specialists in lighting design, either freelance or in architectural, interior design and landscaping studios
    • Designers for events companies, ephemeral architectures and museum installations
    • Responsible for lighting in engineering studios
    • In charge in integral services companies, manufacturers, distributors and specialised stores
    • Freelance, to provide support to studios or companies that need to implement light proposals in their projects

    Programme Leader

    Daniela Viloria García

    The basis and structure of his training is architecture, which he studied at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. He has a Master's degree in Architectural Lighting Design from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and is a Professional Member of the Professional Association of Lighting Designers (APDI).

    He has been fully dedicated for 12 years to the development of architectural lighting projects of all scales and typologies. His career has taken him through all the possible links in his career. He started out in the industry with the Italian professional lighting firm Targetti, for 5 years he was part of the project department of Light & Studio (then Luz & Ambiente Consulting) and since 2015 he has been in charge of lighting large international projects at the British architectural firm Broadway Malyan, where he has had the opportunity to take his experience and creativity to the other side of the world.

    Daniela dedicates an important part of her time to various training activities and the dissemination of the culture of light in various universities, events and specialised media.

    Methodology of the Master’s Degree School

    By completing an IED Madrid master's degree programme, you will access cross-cutting training that complements your knowledge and strengthens your skills, preparing you to be a unique profile in the job market. 

    Online preparatory course: optional

    As a student of this master's degree, you will be able to participate in a preparatory course on basic tools for understanding the functioning of design and the skills, from a technical and personal development point of view, inherent to it:

    • Presentation and portfolio
    • Methodology
    • Social Innovation
    • Photoshop *you will be able to take a level test at the start of the course
    • Indesign *you will be able to take a level test at the start of the course

    Elective subjects: IED credits

    In addition to the core subjects of the master’s degree programme, you may choose between 2 and 5 optional branches that make up the DNA of IED students. These training branches cover the tools that will make the difference in completing your professional profile.

    CoLAB: IED credits

    To enhance the cross-cutting nature of the programmes, we have a collaborative project in which students from different programmes come together to develop one single project. With the guidance of leading professionals in the sector as tutors, the working groups will approach new disciplines and techniques. You will meet profiles from other programmes, you will interact with them as in companies’ multidisciplinary work groups, enjoying a unique experience that will enrich the way you approach a project.
    In addition, this collaborative project will feature two weeks of conferences, workshops and group presentations: WikIED.

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