Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IDES 250 - Lighting Design

(R only)

Intensive technical instruction in the principles of lighting design: light source and fixture selection, fixture specification, and installation. Real projects will be examined and possible solutions explored in order to determine appropriate decisions relative to product selection, placement, and electrical requirements. Drafting proficiency will be applied to exercises or assignments. PREREQUISITE(S): IDES 101  and IDES 110  or consent of interior design adviser. Assessment Level(s): AELW 940 /ELAI 990 /ENGL 002 AELR 930 /ELAR 980 /READ 099 . One hour each week. Formerly ID 250.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the different functional lighting categories.
  • Identify the different lighting sources available.
  • Identify the types of light fixtures available and the lighting sources available for each.
  • Describe the switching and dimming systems available and how they coordinate with different fixture and light sources.
  • Compare lighting concepts and terms.
  • Demonstrate how lighting calculations are done.
  • Plan lighting layouts based on rules-of-thumb.

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