Lighting design master’s programme

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ITMO University’s Lighting Design International Education Program – Creative Lighting Department (CLD) ITMO University is

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The only training program for new-generation lighting designers in Russia

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Prestigious education in one of the leading universities in Russia and across world

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Innovative education at the intersection of design, IT, architecture, sociology, etc.

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Learning process in English language

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Leading Russian lecturers together with the foreign scientists

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International summer schools, internships and academic mobility programs with partner universities

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Integration of modern technologies: HCI, Big Data, IoT, AR and VR, GIS, microelectronics, neurointerfaces, etc.

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Graduates are in high demand by leading employers in Russia and abroad

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Natalya Bystryantseva

Head of the programme

“A human is the main user of the modern lighting environment. Nowadays a human is put at the forefront of the development of innovative lighting technologies and the lighting industry as a whole in the developed countries of the world. Russia also goes towards the humanization of the lighting environment and the creation of high-quality comfortable lighting in public and residential spaces”

Join us
if you…
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Think creatively and are ready for bold experiments

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Are interested in professional transformation in the field of urban studies, environmental design, architectural design, interactive, lighting and media technologies

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Are looking for new forms of working with light in interactive or urban environments

Our speakers

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Henrika Pihlaienemi
Lecturer and researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland
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Marina Silkina
Associate Professor, Department of Design of Architectural Environment, Moscow Architecture Institute (MARCHI)
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Amirta Bhattachardji
Researcher, Design Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
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Ulyana Vinogradova
Head of Lighting Design
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Ildar Yakubov
Senior Video Engineer at Planetarium №1
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Marco Frascarolo
Founder of the Italian company Fabertechnica and professor at the Roma Tre University
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Roger Narboni
French lighting designer and architect, founder of Concepto Studio
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Marina Sokolova
Architect, designer, artist, candidate of architecture, associate professor of the Moscow Architectural Institute, member of the Union of Designers of Moscow and the Union of Architects of Moscow, member of the International Federation of Artists at UNESCO, the International Association of the Union of Designers
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Kseniya Karataeva
Lighting designer, specialist in the field of visualization and artistic interpretation of lighting solutions
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Evgeniy Pavlov
Architect-analyst, a specialist in the field of urban informatics and urbanistics
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Dennis Paul
Researcher at the Knowledge in Art Research Group,
University of the Arts in Berlin

Our lecturers

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Natalya Bystryantseva
Cand. in architecture, head of the international design program “Lighting Design” at ITMO University
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Elena Lekus
Cand. Cultural Studies, Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Optics and Scientific Director of the International Master’s program «Lighting Design» at ITMO University
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Ilya Smigla
Senior Lecturer in the international Master’s program in Lighting Design
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Valeriya Lukinskaya
Coordinator of the discipline «Principles and methods of light modeling» and a scientist of the design laboratory CLD ITMO University
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Darya Chirimisina
Laureate of the international professional award in the field of innovative lighting design LIT Design Awards 2017
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Svetlana Roslyakova
Master of Science in Engineering and Technology
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Yuliya Lyubyakova
Lighting designer at European Electronics Company
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Andrey Balaev
Cand. Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Practice-oriented education – focus on the quality of design and engineering solutions

Interactive environments and art-projects

The synthesis of art, science and technology is the basis of art projects implemented by CLD ITMO University. Among them: interactive light installations for museums, the development and implementation of wireless control systems for devices for multimedia presentations and light-dynamic projections on large and small architectural forms, light-music performances and light festivals.

Industrial projects and city lighting

The accumulated experience of CLD ITMO University allows you to comprehensively analyze the light environment of the city. Among the landmark projects in this area are the creation of an innovative platform for integrated automated planning for the development of lighting, covering 18 districts of St. Petersburg, lighting concepts of Novosmolenskaya embankment and Lakhta Center, etc.

Industrial projects and city lighting

The accumulated experience of CLD ITMO University allows you to comprehensively analyze the light environment of the city. Among the landmark projects in this area are the creation of an innovative platform for integrated automated planning for the development of lighting, covering 18 districts of St. Petersburg, lighting concepts of Novosmolenskaya embankment and Lakhta Center, etc.

Learn more on the Lighting Design Masters’s Programme and Portfolio Design Contest

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Enroll at world-class master’s programme without any exams?

8 steps towards winning

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Sign up

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Get acquainted

With the contest rules following this link

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Download an application form

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Fill an application

In accordance with this example

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Prepare your portfolio

Accodring to the contest rules

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Merge your materials in a single PDF-file

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Upload the file to your account until 08 June 2020

Follow the example on this image

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Reach the required score of 100 points

Other admission options: remote exams (using ZOOM platform) will be held on July 8 and 9, as well as on August 3 and 4, 2020  at 11 A.M.  Learn more details here.

Questions to exams by link.

Examination materials by link.

«Lighting Design» contest: you need to fill an application with your portfolio until June 08, 2020 (The end).
Winners of the contest will be announced on June 20, 2020 (The end).

About the university

Creative Lighting Department (CLD ITMO UNIVERSITY) is one of the progressive educational and experimental-practical projects in the field of science, technology and art. In 2017, CLD ITMO University entered the top 5 innovative universities in Europe according to the authoritative award of the global convention of lighting designers PLDR 2017.

In 2019, ITMO University took 1st place in Russia and 151st place in the world in the subject field «Art & Design» of the global ranking QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019.

ITMO University is the national research university, the leading university in Russia in the field of information and photon technologies, the leader of the Project 5-100. Priority areas are IT, photonics, robotics, quantum communications, translational medicine, urban studies, Art & Science, Science Communication. In 2019, ITMO University once again entered the TOP 100 of the best IT universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education subject rating. In the QS subject ranking for 2019, ITMO University became the only Russian university mentioned in the field of art and design («Art & Design», TOP-200 of the best universities in the world).

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World-class teaching standards

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Unique competencies, knowledge and expertise

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Leading Russian lecturers

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Training with the participation of foreign scientists

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International exchange programs and summer schools

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Working in cross-functional teams

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Internship and employment in leading companies around the world

Q&A

Who can participate in the contest?
  • Russian or foreign students studying in the last year of undergraduate or specialty.
  • Graduates who have a state document on higher education.
  • Practitioners with higher education
How is the final score of the contest calculated?
  • Each section of the portfolio is rated on a scale of 0 to 25 points
  • Points for all sections are summarized.
  • All contestants with 100 points win
  • June 20 - the date of the announcement of the results of the competition and the publication of the list of winners
Where can I see the requirements for the contestants?

Get acquainted with the contest requirements and learn about other ways to enroll at the programme via this link

Who is going to be interested in the programme?

The programme will be useful for graduates of architectural, artistic and technical fields (engineers, lighting directors, lighting designers, production designers, film and video operators, multimedia specialists, designers, etc.)

What specializations does the program provide?

Two specializations are realised in the master's program:

1) “Urban Design” - work with buildings, parks, streets
2) “Interactive Environment Design” - work with exhibition, museum and stage spaces. Education will provide knowledge and skills for working on the main profile, as well as the position of producer of light shows, director of interactive multimedia and film projects or the head of solutions (development of smart solutions to improve the quality of the lighting environment of cities).

Where are graduates employed?

Our graduates work in large Russian and foreign companies, such as Arup, Artlight, the international lighting corporation Boos Light Group (Bl Group), Aledo, Bright Buro, Haptic.Team, European Electrical Engineering, etc., as well as in private studios and interactive media.

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Contacts

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Tatyana Vidyaeva
Programme coordinator
Александра Ирисова
Aleksandra Irisova
Curator
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