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Master of Lighting Design

Master - 9 months

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

    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.

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    • 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

    Course Directors

    Architectural Lighting

    Lara Elbaz - Master of Lighting Design - IED Madrid

    Lara Elbaz

    With a degree in Interior Design, Lara stepped into the Light world after taking a Lighting Design Course at the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Madrid. Since 1995, she is fully dedicated to the lighting field.
    For the first decade of her professional life she worked for Philips Lighting, where she acquired solid technical training as well as marketing and commercial experience.
    She consolidated her lighting design experience with a 2-year collaboration with the well-known Spanish lighting design consultancy, Architectural Lighting Solutions (ALS) where she participated in the development of internationally recognised lighting design projects.
    She is senior professional member of APDI (Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación).

    Creative Lighting

    Maja Petric - Master of Lighting Design - IED Madrid

    Maja Petrić

    Maja holds a doctorate in Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) from Washington University, a Master’s in Art of the New Communications Media from the Tisch School of Arts (New York University) and a Master’s in Journalism from Zagreb University. Her work consists of transforming the poetic experience of space through light. She has had solo exhibitions in the Henry Art Gallery, the Studio99 Gallery and the Amazon Gallery and has taken part in several group exhibitions. Among the awards she has received are the Richard Kelly Light Art award, two Thünen light awards and the Microsoft Research Residency Award. Recently, the Centre for International Light Art nominated her art work for the International Light Art Award.

    Stage Lighting

    Luis Perdiguero - Master of Lighting Design - IED Madrid

    Luis Perdiguero

    With a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid, he has been working professionally in the theatre since 1990; he combines teaching in various centres specialised in new and vanguard technologies, with technical direction and lighting designs.
    Luis has worked as Technical Director in the Centro Dramático Nacional and was previously responsible for the lighting of the Mira Theatre in Pozuelo, technical director of the Nuevo Ballet Español and Barcelona Ballet companies and the Teatro de la Danza, Teatro Meridional, Teatro Micomicón, Teatro del Olivar, Corella Ballet and the Respira Teatro.
    As a lighting designer he was awarded an ADE prize for the best lighting for Transición and his lighting designs can be seen in the New York City Centre, Detroit Opera House, Théatre de la Ville and the Moscow Theatre. In Spain, his designs stand out in the Centro Dramático Nacional, the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico and the Teatro de la Zarzuela and Liceo de Barcelona.


    The Master in Lighting Design is divided into three modules, three areas of specialization that you can study independently in these programs:


    Course file

    Master of Lighting Design

    • Type of course : Master
    • Language : Español
    • School: Design
    • IED Credits: 60
    • Start date: October 2019
    • Duration: 9 months
    • Timetable : Afternoon 19.00-22.30 h (Mon to Fri, 3 to 5 days per week)
    • Attendance: in-person
    • 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: 9700 €

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