Semester Credits: 2.0
Course Duration: 2 Weeks (48 hours)
Lighting is one of the most important subjects in modern interior design, and its importance is all too often minimized. Even the best interior designs will fail to amaze if not illuminated properly. In this course, the student will learn different lighting sources and techniques to maximize visual effect of their designs. They will learn about the basic physical behavior of light and the historical development of light fixtures and their applications. Students will gain an understanding of how to use and control natural as well as man-made light, and be able to use lighting terminology correctly. Topics covered include standard lighting and electrical symbols and creation of a blueprint lighting overlay. After course completion, students will be able to analyze lighting situations and be familiar with solutions to typical lighting challenges. Lighting resources and lighting costs are covered in course studies and field trips. *Expectation of outside class work required.