Landscape Architecture Online

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."

~John Muir

Landscape Architecture is an art and a science, and it is projected to be one of the 50 best professions in the next decade. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, landscapes that restore the earth's processes and systems. Join one of the newest landscape architecture school programs in the nation and be a pioneer in making the world a better, greener place. Read about the working professionals teaching online courses.

Collaborate with Academy of Art University students from the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Fine Art & Sculpture and Graphic Design to create dynamic landscapes for the 21st century. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, as well as landscapes that restore the earth's processes and systems.

Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree

It is the objective of the School of Landscape Architecture to provide students the sustainable practices, design methodologies, technical skills, research techniques, and sense of purpose necessary to become contributing and environmentally responsible leaders of professional design communities around the world. Taught by eminent practitioners, students will graduate with a professional quality portfolio that, in addition to highlighting their design expertise and problem solving abilities, will also include a full set of construction documents. From the very outset of their career, graduates of this program will combine their considerable knowledge of natural systems and historical precedent with their problem solving abilities and aesthetic sensitivity to create vital and positive additions to the outdoor world in which we all live.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree

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.

Master of Arts (MA) Degree

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

The Associate of Arts Landscape Architecture degree provides students with an introduction to this field of study in art and design with a firm foundation of the concepts and problem-solving skills. Once earned, the Associates degree can also be used as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.


Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests and schedule. Enhance your knowledge, learn a new skill, or try out a new form of art.

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Learn to explore, analyze, record, and envision the outdoor spaces where you live, all online. Enjoy virtual field trips and classroom experiences at your own pace, on your own time, and in your own community. Leverage support from a fully dedicated academic online staff and receive one-on-one online mentoring from professional landscape architects. Join your peers online today.
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