Professional Practice
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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 5125
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Professional Practice is the culminating lecture course of the curriculum and explores the business and professional aspects of the lighting design field. Subjects include ethics, project management, business structures for design offices, legal issues, contracts, fees, codes, specifications, and construction administration protocols. The transition from theory to practice is facilitated by the integration of an advanced lighting knowledge with in varying design industry fields including design application, manufacturing, sales and academic research.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): none. 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.