Acquiring the skills needed to understand and work with lighting is essential when designing an interior. Even the smallest detail can make a space inviting or make it unappealing. Knowing how to look for and add these details is crucial not only for an interior designer or decorator, but for anyone who enjoys bringing spaces to life.
This 9-week online short course on lighting design is packed with indispensable information and is the fundamental resource that interior designers and decorators already in the industry or budding interior designers and decorators can use to elevate their lighting skills and knowledge. The course is also suitable for those at home who wish to educate themselves in lighting design and don’t know where to start.
The course covers the topics of natural and artificial lighting, the effect light can have on it’s environment and the different light fittings to start. It then moves on to the history of lighting and what we commonly name light bulbs, how we measure light and then contemporary lighting. After that the course looks at the practicalities of lighting, from where the lighting is located and what a ceiling plan is to what the requirements of layouts are. Industry involvement, communication and documentation for sourcing and installing lighting rounds off the course to ensure that every fundamental aspect of lighting is covered.
Even if you are not aware of the effect lighting can have on an interior, learning about and understanding the foundational elements of lighting design can have a huge impact on how we emote with and relate to a space. If elevating an interior to showcase its best qualities is something you want to achieve, this course is for you.
Welcome and Introduction to the Course
Introduction to Lighting
The Effect of Light and Light Fittings
The History of Lamps and the Measurement of Light
Contemporary and Sculptural Lighting Designers
Your interior: Site Requirements and Possibilities
General Layouts and Ceiling Plans
Industry Application, Involvement and Communication
Schedules, Sourcing, Budgeting and Costing
Wrap up & Conclusion
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP
Join us as we learn through this dynamic, special edition masterclasses led by Steve Smith, Editor-in-Chief at the renowned VISI Magazine as he chats with leading Industry Experts Ploy Phiromnam and Guy van der Walt, owners of Hoi P’loy.
With these specialists in the lighting field, you’ll learn the latest in trend forecasting, principles and elements as well as expert tips and tricks to ensure your future career in lighting in design is a success.
MEET YOUR LECTURERS
With a passion for education, Jaimie has her P.G. Dip in Higher Education along with other qualifications including interior design. She has been a lecturer since 2007 and has been in the interior design industry for several years. She enjoys enriching minds and inspiring students and loves seeing the spark in student’s eyes when the penny drops. Her dedication to nurturing students and providing quality education can be seen in the care and attention she gives to each student.
Nica was welcomed back to BHC in 2022 to assist with concept and presentation design. Her favourite part of being involved as a lecturer is getting insights into young, creative minds and being able to feed off their untainted energy. Nica has her Diploma in Interior Design and has gained valuable experience in the field having run her own Interior design company since 1998. Her company, Nica Design, is renowned for honesty, reliability, and unique creativity and specializes in lighting in a variety of interiors. In between work, lecturing and being a mom she is also studying for her BA in psychology.