Lighting Design for Architecture BA (Hons)*

  • Lighting Design for Architecture BA (Hons)*
  • Lighting Design for Architecture BA (Hons)*
  • Lighting Design for Architecture BA (Hons)*
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About this course


3 Years

Term Start

September 2019 * Subject to validation.

Entry Requirements

96** UCAS points

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** We may make you a lower or unconditional offer, based on prior experience and your potential demonstrated at interview.

Design for architecture and the built environment is increasingly engaged not only with physical structures but also the experience of inhabitants and users of buildings and spaces. There has been a fundamental shift in the way public buildings are perceived and used by their audiences: notions of ambience and spectatorship are applied to architecture in new and surprising ways, while digital and new material technologies are used to make buildings that are highly dynamic. ‘Performance’ now provides a vital and productive way to think about, make, and light architecture. 

Embedded in Industry
The BA (Hons) Lighting Design for Architecture* is delivered in conjunction with the Lighting Education Trust (LET), offering students access to world-class training and work placement opportunities across the architectural lighting industries, alongside the College’s established training and professional links in the creative industries.

The BA (Hons) Lighting Design for Architecture* has a strong international scope, working in close collaboration with industry and education partners from across Europe and beyond to offer students opportunities to have a period of study abroad. Current international educational partners for the programme are Jönköping University in Sweden and HAWK Hildesheim in Germany.


Why choose this course?

A new programme starting in September 2019 in partnership with the Lighting Education Trust (LET) offering a unique pathway into studying lighting for architecture and environment at undergraduate level.

The new programme sits alongside our established BA (Hons) Lighting Design programme, sharing some of its teaching and core practices whilst offering students specialist training, industry placements and project work within the built environment sector.

Employability & Industry

The programme is run in partnership with the Lighting Education Trust and includes industry placements and project work within the built environment sector.

Fee and Application Information


  • Includes Work Placement
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

* Subject to validation

How to Apply


UK/EU Applicants

Register your interest in applying for September 2019 entry. 

International Applicants

Please e-mail

There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad. Please click here for full details.

2018/2019 Fees

UK/EU Students - £9,250
International Students - £17,500

Please click on the relevant links for information about Student Loans and Bursaries.

Course content

Programme modules include:

Light and Performance: an interdisciplinary, project-based module exploring collaborative working practices.

Technology and Processes: a taught module delivered jointly with the LET and industry, covering topics such as: luminaire design and light sources; interior and exterior lighting; designing with daylight; lighting controls, energy reduction and sustainability; computer modelling, measurements and calculations; regulations and codes of practice; light and vision.

Industry Study: a placement at an architectural practice or period abroad studying architectural lighting design at a European partner institution.

Independent Design Project: an architectural design project bringing together your learning from the first two years of the programme.

Professional Study and Practice: a 4-6 month industry placement, giving you ‘real world’ experience and preparing you for employment.

*Subject to validation.