Master's in Architectural Lighting and Design Management

The professional part time programme is a design-based Master’s in Lighting Design offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (Germany).

The aim of our professional master's course is to train lighting designers comprehensively. The highly regarded qualifications and skills gained through this degree, offer graduates the opportunity to work in many related fields. Students are encouraged to investigate artistic, physical and psychological aspects of lighting, using creative and autonomous methods. This is to be done while keeping both human well-being and the standards of sustainable architecture in mind.

The Master's programme Lighting Design is specifically tailored for professionals working in the field of architecture, interior design, lighting, theatre or electrical and building engineering.

The combination of ‘Lighting Design’ and ‘Design Management’ provides you with the creative and technical knowledge to manage lighting design projects as well as the economic and marketing aspects necessary to manage offices professionally. You will understand market analysis tools and the strategic management approach. Design management also includes the vision of design as part of the customer value chain.

The international master's programme combines studying in your own time with seminar weeks organised once every semester in Wismar, Berlin and Bangkok. The seminar weeks are designed around lectures, presentations, workshops and excursion to lighting manufacturers and light installations. The medium of instruction is English, ensuring that the programme remains open to all those interested from around the world.

The study programme is based on 20 years of experience in teaching Lighting design here in Wismar and has received the proof of accreditation from the German authority. The programme has been awarded for its excellence.

After a successful graduation students will receive the German university degree 'Master of Arts (M.A.)'

Find out more on the following pages, including information on course contents, organisation, admission, workshops and projects, and study reports from international students in the Master´s programme Lighting Design.

Next start: winter semester 2023/2024
Application deadline: 31 August 2023  


I will be glad to get in touch with you individually by telephone or email. You can reach me by telephone on +49 (0) 3841 / 753-5142 or by email at


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Initiation session: November (online)
First seminar week: beginning of January (participation online)

The road to becoming an international student is paved with deadlines. So are most of the milestones you’ll need to pass throughout the process, such as applying for financial aid, tourist visa, the language exam and others.

It is a common fact that, if you want to enrol in an American university, you should begin documenting for your application two years before you actually apply. In other countries and Europe, you can begin the process one year before submitting the documents.

Accelerated WINGS application process:
However, for the professional Master´s programme in Lighting Design at Wismar University we are offering a much faster application process (within one month) and in addition a late application opportunity as long as the admission for our 2023/24 courses is still possible.

Don´t miss the chance and start your studies in 2023!

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Robert Friedrich

+49 3841 753 - 5142