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3 Courses Required

About This Certificate

"Good architecture poorly lit is poor architecture." Those are the words of a famous architecture critic, and they apply to almost any type of environment. We need light to see well enough to perform functions and activities and to render the architecture of the environment. This certificate program is focused on creating a foundation for designing successful lighting by helping you understand light and human vision, lighting technologies and performance, lighting design as a discipline, and the impact of light on an environment.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 3 courses

Time Commitment: Students typically complete this certificate in four months.

Price: $1,485 per certificate bundle (see terms)
($1,650 if courses are purchased individually. Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.)

After successful completion of the Parsons Interior Lighting Design Certificate, students who apply and are admitted to the MFA Lighting Program are eligible for three transfer credits. If you are interested in applying to the MFA Lighting program after finishing your certificate, please reach out to our team for admission and program requirements at continuinged@newschool.edu.

What You’ll Gain

  • An understanding of basic concepts of the science of light and vision
  • Foundational knowledge of basic lighting technologies (lamps, luminaires)
  • The ability to carry out fundamental analyses of lighting systems and create lighting layouts
  • The ability to apply basic assessment of installed lighting systems
  •  A sense for the balance between design and technology in lighting design

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration and video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets

Who Should Enroll

  • Architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, decorators, electrical distributors, and sales agents

What You’ll Earn

After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.


Additional Details

Interior Lighting Design Certificate

Enroll Now

Begin by completing one of the required courses or purchasing the certificate as a bundle at a discounted price. The certificate must be completed within two years. Have questions? Call us at 332.239.2292, email cpe.advisor@newschool.edu, or reach out to us via LiveChat.

Select the bundle option or individual courses

Purchase the bundle for a significant tuition cost saving. Please review the terms before making this selection.
Certificate Price
ILGT Bundle : $1,485.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
365 Days After Purchase
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