Lighting Design

Lighting Design

In recent years, lighting technology has undergone a revolution, including intelligent and interactive control of light in rooms. Moreover, new lighting technologies and use of interactive screens are becoming increasingly visible in the public space. Therefore, professional and highly educated lighting designers are sought after. Companies are looking for people who understand lighting design, are able to work with existing technologies and to develop new and smart solutions.

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Lighting Design is a new master's programme at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-Cph). It is a new, cross-disciplinary and international programme based in a special Danish and Nordic tradition for light perception. Focus is thus on how the technical qualities of light and materials are applied in order to promote comfort and aesthetics.

Lighting Design at Aalborg University gives you a future-proof education with an attractive international profile. All teaching is in English.

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Great Study environment and facilities

I came with a bachelor’s degree in Leisure Management but no real experience with or technical knowledge about light. I have always been fascinated with the way light can be used creatively to affect and even change human behaviour and provide artistic and spatial experiences, both in theatres and in cities.

There is a great study environment at AAU, both socially and in regards to the classes. I am also impressed with the facilities on campus. They are amazing for learning through experimenting, creating spaces and working in the labs. That is very inspiring. And I have learned that designing light is a much broader field than I expected; it truly has opened my eyes to the many ways in which you can work with lighting.

The Master in Lighting Design is a very interdisciplinary education, which makes sense because it prepares you for the jobs you are likely to have afterwards.

The real world is interdisciplinary, so getting an understanding of working with people from other fields is very important.

nicoline jo højer hansen, student at lighting design

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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