Specialist Diploma In Lighting Design


The Specialist Diploma in Lighting Design offers practitioners from any relevant spatial design disciplines the knowledge and skills to design environments with light.

This course was developed in response to changing landscape in the Interior and Architectural Design industry that has led to the growing demand for spatial designers to take on a deeper and more informed approach in incorporating lighting design within their scope of work.

Target Participants

Fresh graduates and practitioners in the relevant industries looking to deepen their existing expertise or to expand their portfolio. Participants with qualifications/work experience relevant to the spatial design or lighting design industry. Such as Interior Design, Architecture, Urban Design, Exhibition Design, Events Design, and Landscape Design. 

Working adults with work experiences in spatial design/lighting design industry such as lighting design assistants, lighting technicians, lighting manufacturers, lighting product designers.

 Course Information

Course Date:

14 October 2019

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 1 year

This course consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC)

PDC 1 – Post-Diploma Certificate in Light and Design
6 months, 16 sessions + 4 online learning

PDC 2 – Post-Diploma Certificate in Light and User Response

6 months, 16 sessions + 4 online learning

Course Frequency:

Day Lesson

Fridays, 10am-5pm 

Application Period:

29 April 2019 - 30 June 2019

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Modular Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 


SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens


Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above


Singapore Citizens aged below 40


Singapore Permanent Residents


Others & Repeat Students


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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

For experienced practitioners who have successfully completed the course, they will be able to take on a more senior role such as Senior Designer, Design Lead, Design Director, by applying their lighting design expertise to both deepen and expand on their existing design discipline and practice for their organizations. 

For recent graduates who have just joined the industry and successfully completed this course, they will be able to apply lighting design within their existing design discipline to differentiate themselves as a designer who value adds to their organization.

 Contact Us

  6788 1212

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Lighting Design, participants are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs) within a max. 2 year period. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Light and Design

Subject code Subject

This subject examines the science of light with a focus on its functional roles, techniques, fittings and technology, in conjunction with space and materiality. It includes the learning of codes and standards, energy management, calculations, and lighting design communication methods. This subject will engage learners in studio work, seminars and visits to project sites.


This subject involves the study of lighting design concepts for optimal consumption in their various functional roles for environments such as work, leisure, healthcare, safety and entertainment. These concepts are experimented with and applied through the use of mock ups and light simulation in a studio practice-based environment. This subject will engage learners in studio work, seminars and visits to project sites.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Certificate in Light and User Response

Subject code Subject

This subject focuses on the psychological and physiological effects of light. Included in this subject is the study of the role of lighting design in the areas of wellbeing, rehabilitation, productivity, wayfinding and branding. This subject will engage learners in studio work, seminars and visits to project sites.


This subject will engage learners in a studio practice-based environment to apply lighting design psychology to obtain optimal user response and human behavior according to a given brief based on a specific live project of the student’s choice. This may encompass a variety of lighting design for environments in hospitality and retail, corporate, exhibition, and care centres. This subject will engage learners in studio work, seminars and visits to project sites.

Modes of Assessment

The assessment is 100% course work with a combination of studio work, seminars, project site studies and portfolio reviews.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Diploma in a relevant spatial design discipline is preferred for entry into the course. 
  • For all applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but are assessed as potentially suitable candidates, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) may at its discretion consider such candidates for interviews/ work portfolio & resume/ written and/or oral assessments conducted by TP to confirm their suitability for admission.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017