PCC/ CCOG / ID

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ID 236

Course Number:
ID 236
Course Title:
Lighting Design
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

A study of interior lighting as it relates to residential interiors including terminology, lamps, fixtures, cost factors, developing lighting plans, design techniques and energy saving concerns. Prerequisites: ARCH 110; ID 131 or ARCH 201; Placement into MTH 60 and WR 121. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. On completion of this course the student should be able to:
  2. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each of the major lamp categories, and their use in residential interiors.
  3. Understand the use of appropriate lamps and lighting techniques as an energy saving tool.
  4. Utilize beam spread charts to select incandescent lamps.
  5. Create an accurately drawn lighting plan that demonstrates an understanding of the application of a variety of lighting techniques to meet function and design criteria.
  6. Utilize appropriate drafting symbols to convey lighting design solutions
  7. Create a lighting fixture schedule.
  8. Understand the role of lighting in the performance of tasks, and the successful visual enhancement of interiors.
  9. Understand the importance of optical control in the selection of lamps, fixtures, and lighting techniques.

Course Activities and Design

 

This course will be presented by means of lecture, discussion, field trips, and visuals. The student's grade will be determined by a combination of class assignments, testing, and class participation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Skills:

  • The student will develop the following skills through this course:
  • Improve drafting and communication skills
  • Gain experience in developing solutions to a variety of lighting design problems

The following Themes, Issues, and Concepts will have increased meaning to the student as a result of this course:

Themes

  • Importance of lighting in interior design
  • Role of lighting in energy consumption and energy savings

Issues

  • Lamp selection
  • Design strategies

Concepts

  • Lighting plans
  • Beam spread charts
  • Lamps
  • Fixtures
  • Optical control
  • Lighting design techniques
  • Electrical requirements

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 15

Outcomes:

  1. Create an accurately drawn lighting plan that demonstrates an understanding of the application of a variety of lighting techniques to meet function and design criteria.
  2. Utilize appropriate drafting symbols to convey lighting design solutions

Activities:

- Students construct drafted documents throughout the term which require architectural drafting standards and dimensioning with scale
integers
- Students calculate energy use with watts per square foot lighting levels using specific formulas in the class.
- Students calculate for candlepower strength using specific formulas for directional lighting.
- Calculation exercises are done as in-class work, project requirements and on exams.

Communication
Hours: 15

Outcomes:

  1. Create an accurately drawn lighting plan that demonstrates an understanding of the application of a variety of lighting techniques to meet function and design criteria.
  2. Utilize appropriate drafting symbols to convey lighting design solutions

Activities:

- Students are required to communicate their design solutions in casual and formal critiques.
- Visual communication involves architectural drawings, diagrams and concept development.
- Students must explain verbally their "design/ problem solving" efforts.

Human Relations
Hours: 20

Outcomes:

  1. Understand the role of lighting in the performance of tasks, and the successful visual enhancement of interiors.
  2. Understand the importance of optical control in the selection of lamps, fixtures, and lighting techniques.

 

Activities:

- Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of user needs and profiles.
- Students study the particular needs of older users and diminished vision.
- Students must comprehend the impact of their lighting design on the health, safety and welfare of the users (clients).