British Columbia Institute of


INTD 1230 - Introduction to Lighting

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course identifies characteristics of different light sources with emphasis on residential applications and examines the fundamentals of lighting design. Students will learn the foundations of lighting design with the goal of having a working knowledge of functional and aesthetic lighting solutions. Characteristics of different light sources will be examined and applications identified both in class and either through visiting a lighting facility or guest lectures. A residential reflected ceiling plan will be produced along with a generic lighting schedule.


COMM 1120 and 65% in INTD 1100 and (65% in INTD 1145 or 65% in INTD 1150)





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 61879

Tue May 22 - Tue Jun 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 22 - Jun 26 Tue 13:00 - 16:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 351


Robin McIntosh

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Mandatory Prerequisites: 65% in INTD 1100 65% in INTD 1150 Registered students MUST attend the first day of class. If you wish to be placed on the INTD Department maintained waitlist for this Course, please email with the following information: your Name, Student Number, Course Number, and CRN.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of different light sources for residential applications.
  • Identify the theories that affect lighting design.
  • Recognize the impact of human factors as they relate to the visual sense.
  • Identify the effects of natural light in interior spaces.  
  • Apply accent, task, ambient and sparkle as layered lighting to a residential interior.
  • Produce a residential reflected ceiling plan and generic lighting schedule.
  • Evaluate the lighting of a space to determine character and mood.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

INTD 1230 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design
    Part-time   Certificate

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Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Fundamentals of Lighting: Studio Instant Access
Author Susan M. Winchip
Publisher Fairchild Books
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-50131-766-8
Price $129.95


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