Topics: Light and Pattern
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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 5040
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This elective course will explore and consider the nature of “lighting” and the role lighting plays in the built environment, starting from a purely utilitarian technical building component to an identifiable design element. The focus of this seminar-based course will be on topics of geometry and layout patterns, proportional systems, task relative to general illumination, color and color rendering, form and function within a built environment. We will consider the various sources of light such as sunlight and traditional light sources and solid state light sources relative to lighting effects and lighting fixture and lamping concepts. This course is open to all design students regardless of their technical knowledge of lighting.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: All university students.