Landscape Architecture

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  • AA
  • BFA
  • MA
  • MFA
  • MFA2

The School of Landscape Architecture will teach you all things landscape, including cultural landscapes, landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape design history, landscape theory, and landscape technologies and economies. You will work on a variety of project types. These may include urban park systems, plazas, parklets, brownfield remediation, habitat creation, neighborhood design, green streets, and more.



Landscape Architecture Degrees

The School of Landscape Architecture degree programs focus on the development of flexible design processes for landscape and urban design, an understanding of ecological systems, sustainable practices and use of materials, site planning, and advanced drafting and rendering techniques. By graduation, you will have a portfolio that reflects your unique creative vision within this rapidly expanding and evolving profession.

LAN (MFA) Track 1 and Track 2

Track I

For those who have already obtained an undergraduate professional degree, such as a BLA or B.Arch. This advanced coursework emphasizes theories of open urban spaces; collaborative and interdisciplinary methods of design; and implementation, sustainability, advanced digital rendering techniques, and analysis, planning and design at a variety of scales.

Track II

For those with a BA or BS degree who have limited or no experience with art and design. The first two semesters focus on establishing the fundamentals of hand and digital drafting, site engineering, planting design, ecological systems, and an introduction to site analysis and site design. Advanced coursework then leads to the thesis.

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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.

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