AAR4935 - Light and Colour


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

The course will provide basic knowledge of light and colour, visual perception of light and colour, shadows and the impact of light source, distribution of light in space, modelling of small and large objects, interaction between light, colour and architectonic space, lighting sources: daylight and electrical light.

Learning outcome

The course aims at providing students with: Knowledge about light as a phenomena and as a visual stimulus, NCS colour system and the effect of colours and natural/artificial light in an architectural context. Skills in usage of a visual analysis method for evaluation of architecture with special focus on light and colour design. General competence about the modelling of room as well as modelling of small/large objects.

Learning methods and activities

The course will consist of 1/2-day seminars beginning with a lecture followed up through assignments, demonstrations and full-scale tests in the room laboratory or daylight laboratory. The course is taught in a concentrated form, three weeks time.

Further on evaluation

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period. Approved assignments are not needed to be taken again in the case of continuation exam.

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. Basic studies for students from other faculties or equivalent.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architectural Design, Form and Colour Stuidies
  • Building Technology
  • Architectural Theory
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


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