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: 13 January 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. 


    • 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

    Program Leaders

    Architectural Lighting

    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

    Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

    Lighting Design Studio that develops creative and cutting-edge projects for all types of architectures and built spaces. Designs based on research with state-of-the-art technological tools together with the resources of the digital and artistic world. A team of designers specialized in specific solutions for each project, integrating with the lighting design other services such as custom software development, the creation of digital content and innovative applied design strategies.
    Based in Madrid, London and Helsinki, LDC is formed by a team of lighting designers, programmers and digital artists who have worked in more than twenty countries.

    Stage Lighting

    Luis Perdigueiro

    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.


    Course file

    Master of Lighting Design

    • Type of course : Master
    • Language : Español
    • School: Design
    • IED Credits: 60
    • Start date: 13 January 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 €

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