Intro to Lighting Principles
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Constructed Environments
Course Number: PSCE 5010
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This elective serves as an introduction to core lighting design principles. No prior knowledge of lighting design or specific prerequisite courses is required. Lighting students are not eligible to enroll. Students will be introduced to lamp source categories, the history of these technical evolu-tions, optics, and other lighting fundamentals. Lectures will be accompanied by hands-on demonstrations and exercises introducing the physics of luminaire design, optics, color and color rendering properties of various light sources as well as visual perception and the anatomy of vision. This initial technical study will culminate in a studio-based design project utilizing an existing site in New York where students will conduct field analysis, programmatic development, and propose a new lighting design.
Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: All University Students.