Principles of Light 2
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Lighting Design
Course Number: PGLT 5101
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course continues the technical examination of natural and electrical lighting factors but introduces human factors; human physiology and physiology responses to qualitative and quantitative aspects of light and space. The need to control the quality and quantity of light has profoundly affected the organization of architecture and public space. Students develop an understanding of how human beings react to and interact within light by exploring contemporary theories of perceptual, somatic, and aesthetic responses to light.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PGLT 5111 Principles of Light 1. Open to: Masters degree in Lighting Design majors, Masters degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Degree majors, and Masters degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree majors; others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Architecture/Lighting Design students.

Open to Lighting Design students.

Open to Interior/Lighting Design students.