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Lighting Courses

The Society of Light and Lighting aims to promote the benefits of good lighting, especially within the built environment. The Society's membership is made up of professionals with a range of different backgrounds and specialisms. Whilst there are more options for students hoping to study lighting now, the journey to becoming a lighting professional is not always clear. In order to try and inform people of available lighting education and to monitor the type of lighting courses that are available, the Society's Education & Membership Committee have compiled the following list of lighting courses, including some courses which contain lighting content or modules.

This list is not exhaustive and if you would like to add to it or if you have up to date information relating to one of the courses listed, please let us know at sll@cibse.org 

Distance Learning

Course Title Qualification Provider Duration Link
LET Diploma in Lighting Design Diploma Lighting Eductaion Trust 2 years - distance learning Find out more
DIALux 4 Lighting Software - Foundation / Intermediate / Advanced

DIALux Evo Foundation / Intermediate / Advanced

Introduction to Lighting

Interior Lighting Design - Advanced Certificate

Exterior Lighting Design - Advanced Certificate

Emergency Lighting - Foundation, Legislation and Standards

Relux Foundation / Intermediate / Advanced

IEC/EN 60598-2-22 Emergency Luminaire Safety Requirements

Lighting Legislation, Compliance Control & Production Testing

Lighting Fundamentals

LIA Certificate Course

BS EN 60598-1 Luminaire Standard Explained

Light Source and Luminaires

Lighting Design

Emergency Lighting - Understanding Legistlation, Design, Risk Assessment and the Importance of Competence
Certificate/CPD The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Varies depending on the course See full onling course list and booking details
Interior Lighting Design (online short course) Certificate UAL: Chelsea College of Arts 6 weeks See course outline
Lighting Design   The Design Ecademy to be completed withing 8 weeks See details
Lighting for Workplace Certificate The Lighting Academy  1 day Find out more
Lighting for Museums and Galleries Certificate The Lighting Academy 1 day Find out more
Stray Light Analysis and Control

Introduction to LIDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

Introduction to Optical Remote Sensing Systems
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificate SPIE. for optics and photonics   See the full course list and find out more

Based in the UK and Ireland
 
HNC/HND in Lighting Design and Technology


LIA courses listed above are available in person at the LIA Academy
Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma


 
LIA HNC - 1-2 years
HND - 2 years

 
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Exterior Lighting Diploma Diploma  Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) 3 x 5-day modules See details
 
Asset Management Toolkit: Minor Structures (ATOMS)   ILP   See full course list
Fundamental Lighting Course   ILP    
Fundamental Lighting Electrical Course   ILP    
Practical Street Lighting   ILP    
Electric Know-How For Architectural Lighting Designers   ILP    
International Street Lighting Certificate   ILP    
British Standard for Lighting - BS5489 Training   ILP    
Lighting for Residential Interiors Certificate UAL: Chelsea College of Arts 4 days See details
Building Services Engineering MSc Brunel University 1 year See course details
Lighting Design for Architecture  BA (Hons)
 
Rose Bruford College 3 years See course details
Lighting Design - theatre lighting BA (Hons) Rose Bruford College 3 years See course details
Lighting Design and Technology BSc (Hons) University of South Wales 3 years See course details
Design MA UWE Bristol 18 months See course details
Lighting Design BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - University of London 3 years See course details
Live Sound and Lighting Technology BSc (Hons) University of Hertfordshire 3 years (full time) See course details
Sound, Light and Live Event Technology BSc (Hons) University of Derby 3 years (full time) See course details
Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) Birmingham City University 3 years See course details
Stage Management BS (Hons) Birmingham City University 3 years See course details
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University 3 years See course details
Product and Furniture Design BS (Hons) Birmingham City University 3 years See course details
Design and Visualisation MA Birmingham City University 1 year See course details
Theatre Production Arts - Lighting FdA/BA (Hons) Mountview (validated by the University of East Anglia) 3 years See course details
Architectural Design and Technology BA (Hons) University of Salford 3 years See course details
Interior Design with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Salford 4 years See course details
Light and Lighting MSc University College London (UCL) 1 year (full time) See course details
Lighting Design MA Edinburgh Napier University 1 year See course details
Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design MSc University of Bath 1 year See further details
Building Services Engineering BEng (Hons) London Southbank University (LSBU) 3 years (full time) See course details
Building Services Design Engineering Apprenticeship BEng (Hons) LSBU 5.5 years See course details
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BTEC HND LSBU 2.5 years (part time) See course details
Building Services Engineering MSc LSBU 1 year (full time) See course details
Architectural Design and Technology BSc (Hons) University of Lincoln 3 years (full time) See course details
Interior Design BA (Hons) Northumbria University 3 years See course details
Interior Architecture BA (Hons) Northumbria University 3 years See course details
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc Northumbria University 1 year See course details
Performance Design MA University of Leeds 1 year See course details
Sketching Interior Space (Part1)   London Metropolitan University 5 weeks See course details
Architecture  BA (Hons) De Montfort University 3 years See course details
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng De Montfort University 3-4 years See course details
Light Pollution Law Postgraduate Module De Montfort University   See details
Building Services Engineering BEng (Hons) Glasgow Caledonian University3 4 years See course details
3D Design for Virtual Environments MSc Glasgow Caledonian University 1 year See course details
Product Design BA University of Edinburgh 4 years See course details
Interior Design BS University of Edinburgh 4 years See course details

International Courses 
 
Building Engineering B.Eng (Hons) Technical University Dublin 3 years See course details
Electrical Services and Energy Management B.Sc (Hons) Technical University Dublin 4 years See course details
Optical Engineering ME University College Dublin 2 years See course details
Interior Lighting Design Module - 5 credits Architecture & Urban Environment - Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)   See further details
Lighting Design Module - 5 credits Drama - Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)   See further details
Advanced Stage Lighting Module - 5 credits Drama - Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)   See further details
Lighting Design Module - 5 credits Electrical Engineering - Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)   See further details
Emergency Lighting Modeule Electrical Engineering - Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)   See further details
Lighting Design MSc Aalborg University, Denmark 2 years See course details
Lighting Design MA Wismar University of Applied Sciences 2 years See course details
Lighting Design and LED Technology MA Politecnico di Milano 2 years See course details
Architectural Lighting Design MSc KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 1 year See course details
Light for Health and Wellbeign 6 credits Jönköping University Jan - Apri See further details
Ergonomics (Human Factors) 15 credits  Jönköping University Jan - Jun See further details
Architecture MSc University of Oulu, Finland 2 years See course details
Photonics MDP Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland 2 years Find out more
Lighting Design MFA The New School - Parsons 2 years See course details
Lighting MSc Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2 semesters See course details
Architecture - Lighting Minor   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   See further details
Colour and Light Module Interior Design, QUT - Queensland, Australia   See further details
Electrical Engineering Bachelor Program Eindhoven University of Technology 3 years See course details
Imaging and Light in Extended Reality Erasmus Mundus MSc KU Leuven 2 months Find out more
Architectural Lighting Design - Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Lighting Design - Hospitality

Fundamentals of Lighting Design - Exteriors

Lighting Controls and Smart Solutions

Standards, Codes and Sustainable Design

Fundamentals of Lighting Design - Daylight

Fundamentals of Lighting Design - Roadway and Parking

Procurement, Installation and Maintenance

Theatrical, Theme and Event Lighting

Presentation & Communication Techniques

Dialux Evo 8

Dialux Evo 8 (Advanced)

REVIT for Lighting

Lumion for Lighting

Fully tailored course
Certificate The Lighting Institute (Dubai)   See full course list and booking details