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Lighting for Interior Design

Online course by / 3 video recordings + call with the instructor

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Illuminate your interiors with this insightful online course on lighting design. Lighting sets the tone in any space, yet few interior designers truly master this subtle art. Through three classes, this course shares the secrets of professional lighting design to elevate your skills.

Discover the power of natural light and when to embrace or avoid it. Learn how to select fixtures and bulbs to cast a flattering glow or make a dramatic statement. Study techniques for layering light sources at varied intensities. Explore the psychology of lighting and how brightness and color renderings elicit emotions.

Whether you're an amateur decorator or seasoned pro, this course offers practical tips and inspiration. Explore the lighting design process from start to finish. Analyze real-world examples of transformative lighting.

Emerge with the confidence to illuminate any residential, commercial, or hospitality space. Your rooms will never look or feel the same once you unlock the potential of strategic lighting design. Enroll now and let your interiors shine.


Course Curriculum 


Class 1 | Introduction to Lighting

Start with the fundamentals of lighting design in this introductory class. Learn the differences between natural and artificial light. Study color temperature and how it impacts mood and function. Explore the psychology of lighting and why it subconsciously shapes our emotions. Gain core knowledge to optimize lighting in any space.


Class 2 | Lighting Tools and Techniques

Discover the essential hardware for designing light. Survey lighting sources from incandescent to LED. Compare luminaires like track lighting and pendant fixtures. Examine case studies to understand how pros use tools strategically. Learn skills to select the right lighting equipment for your needs.


Class 3 | Lighting Design Strategies

Pull everything together to design stellar lighting schemes. Explore techniques like layering ambient, task, and accent lighting. Learn to balance function and visual impact. Study how lighting ties spaces together. Gain confidence to create lighting plans that transform interiors. Emerge ready to make your spaces shine.

You are free to watch the videos at your own pace, please make sure to take notes and jot down any comments or questions you might have. Once you have watched all the videos, please get in touch with us in order to schedule a 1-to-1 call with the tutor.

What do you need to join? 


It is recommended that you are familiar with softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote or PowerPoint (any of them will do). In order to be effective, this course needs you to participate in the various activities proposed - but no advanced skills are required. We strongly recommend you to use a laptop, so you can see the slides and also work during the class. 


Who can join this course?


It is recommended that you are familiar with softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote or PowerPoint (any of them will do). In order to be effective, this course needs you to participate in the various activities proposed - but no advanced skills are required.


What do you get from this course?


An understanding of what is lighting design and its main component.

An understanding of the main light sources and technologies to be applied to any project.

A specific approach to interior design from the lighting point of view.

A certificate of participation.

Recordings + PDFs of each class.

What is included in the ticket?


Your ticket includes: recordings of 3 classes (2 hours each), PDF notes for every session, a 1-on-1 call with the instructor to ask questions after reviewing materials, a participation certificate, and ongoing email support. By joining this course, you become part of our community - we're here to help you learn and grow even after the course ends. Access recordings and notes right away, then schedule your personalised call. Join us and get lifetime learning resources and support.


About the instructor


With over 20 years of experience in interior design and teaching interior, furniture and product design, Prof. Carlo brings extensive expertise to this course. He has taught design at international universities and colleges. Prof. Carlo is also an accredited online instructor and founder of the online learning platform His depth of knowledge and passion for teaching comes through in his courses. Learn more about Prof. Carlo's background and credentials on his LinkedIn profile.  


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included in the ticket

Video recordings of 3 classes, so you can watch it in your own time. Each recording is around 2 hours long.

PDF files of 3 classes, in case you prefer to read the lecture or even print it. This is a supportive material specifically designed for this course.

A 1-to-1 call which will be scheduled with the Instructor. We encourage you to collect and write down all the questions you might have.

A certificate of participation with your name, attendance hours and the topic you have learned.

Once you join our course, you are part of the onlivedu family, and therefore we'll be happy to hear from you anytime. Just drop us a message.

Once you purchase the ticket, we will contact you directly to your email and share with you the password to access this course.

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