Lighting Design Innovation


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

1st and 2nd semester or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Develop and evaluate new solutions where cross-disciplinary knowledge in the field of lighting design can be synthesized to create innovative solutions. The focus can be exploring commercial aspects as well as socio-cultural implications and/or its use in generating scientific knowledge.

Learning objectives


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Evaluation of core state-of-the-art concepts, theories, techniques and methodologies related to lighting design
  • Ability to synthesize relevant lighting concepts, theories and techniques with a significant focus on process and context in lighting design
  • Evaluation of the design phases including identifying problems, concept, design development, detailed design, specification, laboratory experiments, model building, mock-ups


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to synthesise market and trend analysis methods to a lighting product or installation based on light and the principals related to lighting design
  • Ability to evaluate lighting design related to scientific design methods, tools and technologies to create lighting designs that meet specific needs and are viable from a product, commercial, socio-cultural, and/or scientific perspective


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to evaluate and select relevant lighting theories, methods and tools with the specific aim of working towards creating new qualitative products, commercially viable products/installations, or new knowledge
  • Ability tocreate lighting drawings and lighting layouts that support the design process and communicate the project

Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work



Name of examLighting Design Innovation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
In accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Individual oral exam with an external censor based on a scientific paper written in English and a product, illustrating and summarizing the project, a poster in English, and edited worksheets/portfolio documenting project details.
The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovativt lysdesign
Module codeMSNLIDM3141
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design