Interior Design College of Design

IDes 2613

IDes 2613 Lighting Design and Life Safety Issues (4 credits), offered spring semester only


Prerequisites: Completion of IDes 2603 Interior Design Studio III and IDes 2612 with a minimum grade of C-.


Course Description

The elements and principles of design are merged with the functional and human aspects of lighting design. Examination of types and application of lighting technology are combined to solve lighting design problems for interior spaces. Building codes that affect life safety and energy codes will be studied.


Course Objectives

  • Develop knowledge of the fundamentals and principles of lighting.
  • Utilize lighting as a design element and understand its relationship to color, texture, line, form and space.
  • Understand and apply the technology of lighting to lighting design.
  • Understand energy conservation and environmental issues related to lighting.
  • Apply the aesthetic, functional and human issues to lighting design.
  • Integrate lighting design as a part of the design process.
  • Understand building codes that affect life safety.
  • Continue to develop various methods of communication skills via presenting and writing.

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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