Lighting Design

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


In specialist lighting design, exhibition design and light art modules you’ll develop design skills which will inform and enable highly developed outcomes in your self-directed major project.

Working with specialist tutors, the major project allows you to create and develop design outcomes for public spaces, exhibitions, and/or site specific installations.

This course is part of a suite of post-graduate design courses and promotes an interdisciplinary approach. Collaboration with practitioners from other areas is encouraged.

We have a strong studio culture supported by our multidisciplinary staff team of academics and industry based practitioners. You’ll develop creative, professional, strategic and contextual knowledge and skills and apply design thinking to a range of creative outcomes and design interventions.

Subjects include:

Design Research Methods; Spatial Lighting Design; Exhibition Design; Major Design Project; Light Art and Projection; For MA Degree - Design Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in an art and design related subject, or evidence of industry experience in an appropriate discipline. Entry is subject to interview with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Design and Photography

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display