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Bring out buildings' best qualities through illumination. The Parsons Intensive Lighting Design Studio and Intensive Daylighting Design Studio are led by faculty members in the acclaimed MFA Lighting Design program and cover lighting concepts and new techniques for enhancing lighting design. 

Parsons Intensive Lighting Design Studio is a week-long immersion experience. Targeted to practicing professionals, it offers expanded knowledge and capabilities in lighting design and experience with cutting-edge techniques in lighting design practice. The program includes hands-on exercises to demonstrate the role light can play in architectural environments and instruction in design techniques, enabling you to achieve excellence in lighting design. 

Parsons Summer Intensive Daylighting Design Studio can be taken as a stand-alone course, a follow-up to the Parsons Summer Intensive Lighting Design Studio, or part of a package with the lighting design intensive (two weeks). The daylighting intensive explores daylight availability, fenestration opportunities, and the overall quality of daylighting through physical modeling and the use of the light lab's heliodon and diffuse sky simulator; analytical techniques are also discussed.

What You'll Gain

  • The ability to improve the overall quality of daylighting through physical modeling
  • Knowledge of analytical lighting and daylighting techniques
  • Skill in cutting-edge lighting design practices
  • An understanding of daylight availability and fenestration opportunities
  • The ability to analyze the interaction between daylight and electric light and lighting controls

How You'll Learn

  • Interaction with expert faculty
  • Analysis of real projects around New York City
  • Collaboration in small classes
  • Analytical discussions

Dates: June 6 to June 13, 2022
Class schedule:
June 6, Monday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 7 to June 12, Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 13, Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Parsons' Greenwich Village campus

Tuition and fees: $2,500 + $40 fee

University credits: This is a noncredit program.

Questions: Craig Bernecker at berneckc@newschool.edu 

Cancellations and Refunds

Students should withdraw using the online registration system. To qualify for a refund of tuition, students must submit all withdrawal requests before the deadlines. Refund processing takes approximately four weeks.

Refund Dates for the 2022 Session

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date      Percentage of Tuition Refunded
On or before May 31 100
June 1 through June 5 50
June 6 and later 0

Your notice of withdrawal can be emailed to summer@newschool.edu.

Note: If a course is canceled by Parsons, a full refund of tuition and housing fees will be issued automatically.

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