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Lighting for Residential Interiors Short Course

Course description

From first considerations to calculating lighting levels, positioning fittings and creating the required atmosphere. By designing a lighting scheme for a specific space, you will learn all the fundamental principles. You will also learn how to draw up a lighting plan and specify the required fittings.

Course outcomes
You will leave with an understanding of the language and technology of lighting design, able to use natural and artificial lighting within interiors. What's more, you will speak to contractors and lighting designers, and take briefs from clients, with confidence.

Who should attend
Perfect for design professionals who want to improve their skills, along with existing or potential students keen to design a lighting scheme.

All Levels welcome

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered

  • Planning a lighting scheme from first fix to final specification
  • Working with natural light
  • Artificial lighting, technologies and controls
  • Lighting effects and how to achieve them
  • Light, colour & materials
  • Working with regulations
  • Lighting all areas of the home including gardens
  • Drawing lighting plans & communicating ideas to clients and contractors
  • Writing a specification


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Technical 'clutch' pencil size 0.5
  • Circle template
  • 45 degree set square
  • Eraser
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Scale ruler with scales 1:50, 1:20, 1:25
  • Coloured pencils - 3 colours of your choice + yellows
Meet the Tutor:

Lighting is one of the most important elements of any interior, having the power to change moods and transform spaces. The course is designed to inspire and teach you how to design with light, from the very beginning of a project.

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