Job and career

Job and career

With a master's degree in Lighting Design, you have very good job opportunities. The lighting design industry has for long advertised for a Master’s programme at a high international level, something which is evident from a vast inquiry made by the innovation network, Danish Light, in 2010-2012. The report concludes: “… since there is already a major need of lighting designers, educational programmes should be prepared quickly”.

As a graduate of Lighting Design, you will take part in covering the long-time need for professional lighting designers at consultative engineering companies, designers, architects, developers, media production companies, event companies, etc. Here, lighting designers are needed to create physical and virtual environments in buildings and the outdoors.

In the summer of 2016, the first batch of lighting designers graduated from Aalborg University. Half of them had been offered a job even before graduation, and after only three months, 88 % had a job. Hence, industry's forecast proved correct; there is indeed a great demand for more professionals within the field.

Career counselling at AAU

AAU Career provides guidance on your career. While studying at AAU, you can participate in career seminars and job related events. You can also book a career counselling session and talk about, for example:

  • Application and cv
  • Finding an internship or a student job
  • Competencies – both academic and personal
  • Tools to help you clarify your ideas about your future career
  • How to get started on your job search before graduation


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