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Your course details at a glance:

  • degree: Master of Arts
  • study approach: Studies concurrent with your profession
  • entry requirements: Bachelor‘s degree or equivalent and one year professional experience
  • study beginning: autumn semester (closing date for applications 30th August)
  • study duration: 5 semesters
  • study locations: Wismar, Singapore, Bangkok
  • language: English
  • fees: 3,900 Euro per semester

The distance learning master‘s programme ”lighting design” at Wismar University supports you individually during your studies. The curriculum is flexible, of high quality and focuses on integration into the individual’s professional life. The aim of the ”architectural lighting” modules is to comprehensively train lighting designers. The highly regarded qualifications and skills gained through these studies offer graduates a wide field of activities in lighting design offices, in the lighting industry, in architectural offices and on other 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 architectural as well as physical and psychological aspects of lighting by using creative and autonomous methods. This is to be done while keeping both the human well-being as well as the standards of sustainable architecture in mind. In the ”design management“ modules students will learn how to set up working groups in the field of Architectural Lighting Design. They will understand the office organization and how to improve project performance. Students will understand market analysis tools, the strategic management approach and they can develop marketing and business-plans. ”Design Management“ modules also incorporates the concept of design as part of the customer’s value chain.

The combination of the two study fields ”Architectural Lighting” and ”Design Management” is unique. The participants will be provided not only with technological and design expertise but will also experience the customer oriented view of professional practice. Our students will understand the way to successfully develop lighting design concepts incorporating design, ecology and advanced technology. They will be able to cater these concepts to the diverse global markets. They also will understand the interrelation of design, project management in relation to the customer’s needs. By gaining insight into market forces and management tools they will be able to develop competitive benefits for their design ideas as well as for their office organizations.

Our professors are appointed from various universities and research institutes and from well known Lighting Design Offices. They are experts in the field of ”Architectural Lighting“ and “Design Management“, which ensures a high academic quality of our programme. Upon successfully completing the study programme students will acquire the internationally accredited Master‘s degree Master of Arts (M.A.).


Self-directed study
At the beginning of the semester you will receive your semester package containing all relevant study materials. This package contains technical books, textbooks, specially designed study guides and instructions as well as digital presentations from your lecturers. There are also other tools and resources you can use in your professional practice. Through the electronic availability of study materials we guarantee the local, temporal and technical independence of your distance learning study.

Seminars are organised at the beginning and the end of every semester, where you will have the opportunity to discuss in detail any issues with your lecturers, as well as build up a personal network within your study group. The seminars provide additional seminar-style adjusting of the study contents.

Telephone conferences
Telephone conferences generally assist the preparation and follow-up of the seminars and discussions of examination performances. They are a good opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturer and your study group.

The Online Campus is available for data exchange for the duration of your study. In your personaldownload section, you will receive all important teaching and study organisation information– it’s where all additional digital teaching materials are placed, as well as other tools and practical examples.

Group Work
Specific projects or homework is developed together in small study groups. On one hand this strengthens your contextual understanding while on the other it allows you to develop your social competence. In the end, the idea is that you are able to apply the knowledge you have acquired in specific examples.

Examination achievements and Master-Thesis
Each module ends with an exam. Your lecturer will inform you about the type of exam you will have to take at the start of the semester. They are generally written exams, homework or project work.

Study programme
The Master‘s programme ”Lighting Design” comprises 24 modules with 120 ECTS – Credits. The programme incorporates know-how gained from the Wismar University based study programme ”Architectural Lighting Design”. The curriculum is also enriched by the education concepts ”Architectural Lighting Fundamentals” put forth by PLDA (Professional Lighting Design Association). Additional influence is brought by the expertise of WINGS.

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The professional Master in Lighting Design is a further education programme. To be admitted into our programme you need to meet the following requirements:

  • academic degree (Bachelor, Master, Diploma) in a related field of study  (architecture, interior design, design or electrical engineering) obtained from a national or international university, and
  • at least one year of professional work experience within the related field after completing your first academic degree


If the first academic degree is not related to the field of study, the approval to study can only be given with proof of professional work experience.

Please contact us to discuss in detail the admission requirements related to your personal situation.


The tuition fee of 3,900 EUR per semester includes:

  • Teaching and examination costs,
  • Costs of the Master Thesis,
  • Class materials,
  • Practical workshops,
  • Event catering and two days excursion, as well as accommodation expenses
    at our international headquarters in Wismar, Berlin and Bangkok


WINGS - Wismar International Graduation Services GmbH
A company of the University Wismar
Postal address: PF 1252, 23952 Wismar
Address: Philipp-Müller-Str. 12, 23966 Wismar
Phone: +49 (0) 3841/753-582

For more information about the programme visit the website of the university
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WINGS – Distance Learning
At Wismar University

WINGS-Fernstudium, ein Tochterunternehmen der Hochschule Wismar bietet Fernstudiengänge und zertifizierte Weiterbildungen für Berufstätige an. In den Fakultäten Wirtschaft, Technik und Gestaltung werden die staatlichen Hochschulabschlüsse mit den Graduierungen Bachelor, Diplom (FH) und Master verliehen. Das Fernstudium an der Hochschule Wismar hat mit dem Fern- und Weiterbildungszentrum seine Wurzeln im Jahr 1952. Darauf basierend wurde am 01.04.2004 die WINGS gegründet.

Die Hochschule Wismar – University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design ist eine leistungsstarke und innovative Bildungs- und Forschungsstätte mit einer über 100-jährigen akademischen Tradition. Sie ist international, praxisorientiert und unternehmerisch ausgerichtet und definiert sich mit über 8000 Studierenden im Präsenz-, Fern- und Onlinestudium als Hochschule mittlerer Größe. Jeder Online-/Fernstudent wird regulär an der Hochschule Wismar eingeschrieben und durch die WINGS individuell betreut. Hierbei unterstützt Sie unser Konzept zur Optimierung des berufsbegleitenden Studierens – sprechen Sie uns bitte auf unsere spezifischen Angebote an. Auf Grund zahlreicher Kontakte in Europa, dem baltischen Raum, Amerika, Lateinamerika und Asien finden interkulturelle Aspekte einen deutlichen Niederschlag in Forschung und Lehre sowie in den Herkunftsländern unserer Studenten. So nehmen derzeit Studierende aus der Schweiz, Österreich, Spanien, Russland, China, Thailand, Ecuador und den USA neben dem Beruf an unseren Fernstudiengängen teil. Mit über 4000 Fern-/ Onlinestudierenden zählt die WINGS schon heute zu den führenden staatlichen Fernstudienanbietern in Deutschland.







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