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The MFA program provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in Landscape Architecture.
Track I is available to students who have already obtained an undergraduate professional degree, such as a BLA or BArch. Coursework emphasizes theories of open urban spaces, collaborative and interdisciplinary methods of design and implementation, sustainability, and advanced digital rendering techniques.
Track II is available to students with a BA or BS degree, who have limited or no experience with art and design. Coursework focuses on establishing the fundamentals of drafting, site engineering, planting design, ecological systems, site analysis and site design, and regional planning and analysis.
MFA Landscape Architecture Unit Requirements
MFA Landscape Architecture Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
MFA Thesis Project
Research and Design Process
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
MA Landscape Architecture Degree Requirements
Human and Social Factors
Technical Systems and Materials
History, Theory, and Criticism
Visual and Verbal Communication
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The MFA degree provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in Landscape Architecture. Studio courses focus on the techniques necessary to develop and master technical skills. Graduate Liberal Arts courses promote the expression of ideas and effective communication utilizing visual, oral and written presentation skills. The graduate Landscape Architecture program culminates with an independent final project. Students will graduate from the program equipped with a portfolio of work and prepared for professional opportunities in the field of Landscape Architecture.
Track I is available to those who have previously obtained a professional undergraduate degree such as a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) or BArch. These individuals have the background to be successful within the intense and professionally focused 63 unit MFA Landscape Architecture program without needing additional preparation. Please see Track I degree breakdown for a sample outline of courses.
Track II is available to those who have a BA or BS degree, but have limited or no background in art and design. Courses focusing on basic drawing, drafting and computer skills as well as those in ecological principles and systems are offered in the first year to encourage success within the 87 unit MFA Landscape Architecture program. Please see Track II degree for a sample outline of courses.
The School of Landscape Architecture will be seeking application for professional accreditation from Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). Academy of Art University and the School of Landscape Architecture are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).