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Department of "The Higher School of Lighting Design"

Natalya Bystryantseva
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Master's Degree Programs

The Department of Creative Light Design School is ITMO University’s new progressive project aimed at developing the interdisciplinary, experimental and practical potential of light design in what has to do with science, engineering, art and business.

The Department's specialists have developed an educational program which is based on complex training that bridges the gap between theory and practice.

The department's research focuses on

  • development of concepts and approaches to forming a city's lighting environment based on synthesis of modern technology and methods of lighting technology, architecture and design;

  • assessment of the quality of a city's lighting environment based on the results of photometric and colorimetric research, as well as the human perception of environment acquired using the eye-tracking method;

  • the effects of light pollution on a citizen's quality of life and the environment. The development of methods, tools and regulations that contribute to decreasing light pollution.

The practical part of the program includes

  • development of lighting projects in the following fields: city's lighting environment, light technologies and design, interior lighting;

  • conducting light measurements and optical computations;

  • development of multimedia projects: interactive light installations, stage lighting projects, laser performances, video content and 3D-mapping.

The students can participate in professional events

  • the "Light Design" international academic and research conference;

  • Interlight Moscow, Russia's largest light engineering exhibition;

  • different foreign conferences, open lectures and workshops;

  • international contests,

  • art events.

International Programs

As of now, the department's specialists are in the process of negotiations for cooperation with several leading European universities in launching double degree and academic mobility programs.

Partner Companies

The Lensvet State Unitary Enterprise is the department's official partner; students also do internships and work at such companies as ARTLIGHT, IntiLED, Aledo.

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