Course code LAA320

LAA320 Outdoor Lighting Design

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Course responsible: Jenny Blandina Osuldsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max. 25 students Min 10 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Odd years. 
First time: 2006H
Preferential right:
Students with an approved BA in landscape architecture from another teaching institution or approved three-years in landscape architecture at NMBU, or equal.
Course contents:
The course is structured around the topics: Light design, lighting theory, lighting equipment, light control, light requirements, night photography and effect lighting related to our physical surroundings such as: paths, open spaces/town squares, sports grounds, traffic streets, facades, terrain, vegatation, sculptures, water elements, cultural monuments and landmarks. General light planning for cities and villages is also included in the course.
Learning outcome:
The students acquire an overview and knowledge of lighting design theory through field trips and fieldworks to understand how lighting designers and lighting engineers work together with landscape architects to achieve holistic solutions for outdoor lighting. The students will get knowledge and awareness of light fixtures and light equipment for outdoor environments and light as visual tool in the public realm. Light design is discussed as a tool for public health, security and universal design.  In winter, the absence of natural light in the north requires added artificial light to secure use of public spaces and streetscapes. Knowledge and skills through assignments, field trips and 1:1 fieldworks are main topics. The students are challenged to work with light design through concepts, creativity, visualizations and discussions in groups and independent assignments to achieve a better understanding for light design for outdoor areas and public spaces.  
Learning activities:
Lecture series, literature studies, study trips, workshops and project assignments in order to practice creativity, cooperation and independence. The project assignments are as close to real situations in the working life as possible.
Teaching support:
The students will get supervision both individually and in groups.
Syllabus:

Various lighting magazines, litterature and websites. The students produces their own knowledge catalog througout the semester.

Recommended litterature:

Light for cities, lighting design for Urban spaces. A Handbook.

Ulrike Brandi and Christoph Geissmar-Brandi. ISBN 9783764376291

Light zone city, Christa Santen ISBN 9783764375225

Prerequisites:
Students with an approved BA in landscape architecture from another teaching institution or approved three-years in landscape architecture at NMBU, or equal.
Recommended prerequisites:
Students with an approved BA in landscape architecture from another teaching institution or approved three-years in landscape architecture at NMBU, or equal.
Mandatory activity:
80 % of lectures, study trips, workshops, knowledge catalog and joint reviews of the exercises. All assignments must be handed in and approved.
Assessment:
Portfolio assessment (knowledge catalog). The portfolio should include more closely defined excerpts from lectures, literature studies, specifications, workshops, study trips and project assignments. The portfolio is handed in and evaluated at the end of the course. All parts of the portfolio count the same, and the portfolio is evaluated in total.
Nominal workload:
Structured time: 180 hours. Own effort: 120 hours for exercises and literature studies.
Entrance requirements:
Students with an approved BA in landscape architecture from another teaching institution or approved three-years in landscape architecture at NMBU, or equal.
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
Lectures: 30 hours. Workshops/joint reviews: 100 hours. Excursions: 50 hours.
Examiner:
An examiner evaluates the content and structure of the course, including all assignment texts.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed