Course Description

Certificate in Lighting Design

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

Advance and enhance your knowledge, skills and competencies in Lighting Design.

Delivered by the Design Faculty, this exciting course have been created for who come from an interior design background and who wish to advance and enhance their knowledge, skills and competencies in lighting design by exploring lighting solutions and applying creativity and innovation to their interior lighting design.

This part-time 5 ECTS NFQ level 6 certificate comprises a single-module: Lighting Design, which is delivered over a single semester.

  • The programme enables learners explore lighting solutions and abilities by examining theory, research and samples, and to demonstrate knowledge of how to apply creativity and innovation to their interior lighting solutions.
  • The course is aimed at learners who come from an interior design background and who wish to advance and enhance their knowledge, skills and competencies in lighting design, and receive formal certification of these.
  • This programme is also suitable for those who want to complete it as part of their lifelong learning or who wish to progress in the workplace.
  • The programme provides a pathway for applicants that do not have formal qualifications or training in art and design, and may be considering a career or academic study in this field.


College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Home & Garden, Interior Design
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Duration 13 weeks
Course Times Next intake is February 2024
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Lighting Design
Entry Requirements Applicants Under 23 Years: Minimum 5 O6s/H7s in the Irish Leaving Certificate (to include a minimum of grade O6/H7 in English or Irish and grade O6/H7/F2 in Mathematics), or equivalent qualification. OR FECAC Level 5 Full Award Applicants Over 23 Years: Applicants who are over the age of 23 may apply on the basis of previous work experience and a demonstration of commitment to further education. CV showing relevant experience within this field is required.
Career Path Graduates from this course may develop their skills further by progressing onto the BA in Interior Architecture & Design course at Griffith College and will be considered for exemptions.
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