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Architectural Lighting and Design Management

The part time programme 'Master Lighting Design - Architectural Lighting and Design Management' will be offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (Germany).

The aim of our professional studies course 'Master Lighting Design' 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. The central capability of a lighting designer, regardless of dealing with daylight or artificial light, is to design the interactions between architecture and light. 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.

In the design management modules students will learn how to set up architectural lighting design working groups or units and they will understand how to organize the office as well as improve the performance of the project. Students will understand market analysis tools and the strategic management approach. They will develop marketing and business-plans. Design management also includes the vision of design as part of the customer value chain.

The international master programme seminars and workshops comprises  focussed lectures in Wismar, Berlin and Bangkok. The lectures are in English, ensuring that the programme remains open to all those interested from around the world.

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

On this homepage you will find explanations regarding the organisation, procedures and contents of the degree programme. I am also very happy to get in touch with you individually by telephone or email. You can reach me by telephone on +49 (0) 3841 / 7537-229 or by email at


Next intake: Autumn Semester 2017
Closing date for applications: 30 August 2017
First seminar week: beginning of January 2018

Before August you have two more options to get accepted (first selection round 30 March; second selection round 30 June, last selection round 30 August). The yearly application process starts in February. All applicants are asked to send first documents for a so called pre-check to by e-mail) :

    • University degree and transcript (if you already hold a master´s degree we need the Bachelor degree as well)
    • Portolio of work experienc (if you do not have a porfolio yet, you can prepare it and submit it after cheking you university degree)
    • confirmation of work experience (at least one year)
    • CV

The closing date of application is the 30. August each year, but we will have three dates for selection in total:

    • 1st date of selection is 30. March 
    • 2nd date of selection is 30. June
    • 3rd and last date of selection is 30. August (also the closing date for application)

If the course is almost fully booked after the second date of selection (25 places) we will have only a view places for the last selection, so please don´t wait to long

The entry admission process will take at least 5 weeks (depending on the time of application)

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Application Coordinator

B.A. Business Administration

Robert Friedrich

+49 (3841) 7537-229

Course Coordinator

M.A. Lighting Design

Saurabh Sachdev

+49 (3841) 7537-873