Lighting Design & Technology
First-level Specializing Master at the Politecnico di Milano
XVIII Edition - in English
September 2020

Scuola del Design and propose the 18th edition of the Specializing Master in Lighting Design & Technology. The Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS

The course will be held in English.

The Master takes place in Laboratorio LUCE (research laboratory on lighting of Politecnico di Milano in the north west area of Milan and lasts for a year.  
How to get to Laboratorio LUCE: Departure from Stazione Centrale, Milan main station, to via Candiani.


The Specializing Master aims at forming professionals able to follow the productive process of lighting in interiors, urban exteriors, temporary and museum environments, residential and show, paying attention to the analysis of methods, organizating a realization of lighting considering the production process and the innovation of the field of application, with special attention to social and cultural behavior of artificial lighting.

Lighting Design intended as a service to enhance wellness, personal, social and productive activities, relationship and communication in all human activities. Artificial lighting is in fact a primal asset of modern society, and one of the factors that mainly contributed to economical, commercial and social evolution of the most advanced nations on earth. The energetic and expressive potential of light lead to the definition of a new profession and an adequate design methodology that will be treated in to the master.

Job description and final assessment

The result of the master is an innovative professional profile with advanced competences in the main lighting design activities, indoor and outdoor, from residential spaces and retail areas to museum and temporary exhibitions and lighting shows. These professionals will be able to insert both in the lighting companies and professional offices, as well as in the technical departments of the civil service. In the lighting companies they will be able to carry design, realisation and control of the lighting installations. In the professional offices - architecture, industrial and lighting design - they will support the architectural planning (retail environments, entertainment and sport areas, residential spaces, museum, exhibit design) to develop stage-managing abilities in lighting installations. Also, they will be able to support and coordinate the whole process of lighting design: from the planning to the realisation and from the test step to the light control management systems, within the norms in force both in civil service sphere and in private and professional fields.

High placement rate: Over 80% of participants, within one year, find a job in design firms and leading companies. You can see the testimonies of some former students at this page

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Lighting Design & Technology


Tuition and Fees

The total cost of the Master is 9.990 €.

  • technical foundations and tools
  • get in touch with professionals and companies
  • develop projects
  • test yourself
Teaching Plan

The Specializing Master will begin in September 2020 and will end in February 2022.

Venue, Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25 - 20158 Milan

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