Practice of Lighting Design (DESC9152)


This studio-based unit introduces students to the practical process of professional lighting design. Led by an experience lighting designer, the content centres on a real lighting design problem. Students complete a group project, representative of the collaborative design in practice, which culminates in a client presentation. This unit covers the interpretation of design briefs, the process of conducting a site visit, the identification of lighting design problems, and the proposal of lighting solutions. The process of preparing and revising lighting plans is discussed. Techniques for successful presentations of the final plan to clients are also included.

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5-day intensive


Two assignments (2x50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.