The professional graduate Architectural Lighting Certificate is offered by the University of Colorado Boulder to non-degree students from the professional community to help them build their confidence and competence, contribute more fully to their companies, and further advance their careers. Depth of understanding and proficiency grows throughout a two-semester online course sequence that begins in September and ends in April. The certificate program culminates in a capstone course that includes hands-on practical experience with lighting measurements, equipment, and software tools during an on-campus week-long intensive as part of the five-week course in May/June. The Architectural Lighting Certificate is awarded by the University of Colorado to students who complete this series of three 3-credit courses.

ATTENTION Prospective International Students: As of June 2021, we are seeking approval through the US Department of State to enable travel to the US for students in this certificate program (the third course in the certificate requires in-person attendance). For the 2021-2022 academic year, we are not accepting applications from international candidates who require the I-20 form, but we hope to be able to do so for the 2022-2023 academic year. However, international students who already hold the appropriate status and are able to travel to Boulder in June 2022 for the third course are welcome to apply for 2021-2022 (students who are already in the US with another type of visa that allows them to study, or who have a student visa from another university and are interested in adding the architectural lighting certificate).