Course Description

RISD CE course in lighting for interior design

Design by Michael Camara

Lighting has a significant impact on human well-being. It is a crucial component in creating atmosphere and enabling the function of an interior space, and can be used to define architectural space, enhance texture in surface materials, and reveal form in furnishings. In this course students will explore the main objectives in a successful lighting selection for design projects: proper lighting selection based on the conditions of the space; function, safety and aging-in-place considerations; aesthetics; and client satisfaction. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable lighting solutions, students learn about sources, fixtures and systems as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of residential spaces.

Students must be prepared to communicate their design solutions either digitally (AutoCAD or equivalent) or through scanned hand rendering.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 20, 2023 to Jul 30, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 11, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 04, 2023 to Jun 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 20, 2023 to Jul 30, 2023
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes

This course requires access to Adobe Photoshop. Please visit the Adobe Photoshop website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

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