This specialization combines the latest knowledge of lighting in Mexico and from around the world, emphasizing essential aspects of culture related to lighting, as well as business and project management issues – always from an ethical and multidisciplinary perspective. This program has been developed to give students a set of tools that will allow them to tackle projects of varying kinds, understand core concepts of electricity, lighting techniques, technology, ergonomics, and visual comfort applied to a lighting project, offering creative and functional solutions.

Architecture and design professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of professional interior lighting design. Recommended for graduates in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Habitat Design, Engineering-Architecture, Engineering and Design courses.

This specialization gives a comprehensive understanding of a light designer’s work, as well as a network with different industry players. On completing the course, students will be able to create an interior lighting project, from the concept phase until producing their end-of-course project, providing creative and functional solutions, with a firm grasp of the multidisciplinary aspect of lighting and the professional lighting designer’s role. Students will apply a range of design methodologies and representational skills to develop conceptual projects. They will also assess business and project management factors to develop a proposal specification, ensuring ergonomic aspects and enhancing visual comfort.

The specialization is divided into two semesters. In the first, students will be introduced to lighting design principles and explore the basics of light culture, lighting techniques and their evolution and latest trends. The second semester explores in greater detail project management, regulations and technical aspects, as well as field studies in order to complete their end-of-course project.

Lighting design I
Understanding the process of spatial analysis and learning graphic representation skills to develop a lighting project concept.
Lighting culture
A review of the essential critical subjects related to lighting culture, as well as the deontological code and aspects of social responsibility linked to the lighting designer’s work.
Lighting techniques
Understanding the basics of electricity and lighting techniques applied to the selection of appropriate light sources for the lighting project.
Evolution and latest trends
Historical analysis of the profession, for students to grasp the dizzying pace of its evolution in recent years.
Retrospective and prospective studies of technological and technical aspects that define the possibilities of lighting design in architecture.

Lighting design II
Studying regulatory issues related to lighting projects, and solutions for specific scenarios.
Projects will focus on project specification and management, and especially on ergonomics and visual comfort.
Current lighting trends
A look at the most relevant trends in lighting design today, with a particular emphasis on its relation to other disciplines and its connection to art, science and technology.
Home automation and control
Understanding aspects related to control, automation, and energy efficiency as key aspects of a professional architectural lighting project.
Project management
Understanding business issues related to a professional lighting project, based on an economic and financial feasibility evaluation and an analysis of its component specifications.

Honors degree* | Project portfolio | Letter of motivation | Curriculum vitae | Interview | Spatial analysis, graphic representation and CAD software skills
* For CENTRO undergraduates, this specialization can count towards the degree requirements in lieu of a thesis.

August | Course length: 1 year (2 semesters) | Credits: 46 | Class schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm-10:00pm; one Saturday per month, 9:00am-1.00pm.