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BA (Hons)Landscape Architecture

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This course is fully recognised, accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) and supported by a leading design team in its field. You will work in a design studio culture, which mimics real-world creative practice for landscape architects and prepares you for your future career, gaining real industry experience, working on a wide range of briefs from broad strategic scale, down to detailed design for construction.

The course will give you a fully accredited pathway to Landscape Institute (LI) chartered status. You’ll explore the continuous landscape of places, connecting the artistic, the social, and the practical elements, to develop your skills in creating places of experience and broad environmental value.

You’ll develop key skills and understanding via frequent live collaborative projects, and work towards a bespoke, self-directed final year which will provide a unique opportunity to stand out in the graduate marketplace. Facilities include digital studios, physical workshops, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Building Information Modelling (BIM) facilities, allow development of a broad ranging industry aligned skillset.

Programme structure

Our landscape architecture degree is assessed on 100 per cent course work, with no practical or written exams. We feel this best mirrors the way you’d work in the real world and so better prepares you for a career in the landscape design industry.

You’ll benefit from our extensive resource base, including digital studios and 3D design workshops. There will also be traditional drawing workshops with observational and technical drawing, model-making and digital visual communication skills. You’ll begin to develop a strong portfolio and confidence with design principles and all aspects of communication.

The course follows a clear development path over its duration.

Year One – foundation principles of landscape architecture Year Two – Realism, collaboration, design sectors, practice and construction Year Three – Bespoke study integrating theory, practice and professionalism

Laying the foundation for deeper understanding, this year covers a broad spread of study areas, moving seamlessly, connecting abstract design theory and consideration of global scale contexts, to micro-scale understanding of materials and technology.

Through this process, you will gain an understanding of the scope, scale and connectivity of landscape architecture, its transformative abilities and power to help ensure a global human future.

You’ll develop professional approaches to design and construction in your second year.

You will develop connections between key design theories and real-world practice, through debate of current topics, placement study, collaborative projects (Co.LAB), and the exploration of two different multifaceted design processes.

Through guided but self-directed investigations, you will define your own academic pathway.

Built on research and led via creative but pragmatic exploration in design, you will successfully communicate connections between theory, contextual analysis, project brief, conceptual proposals, design development and design detail, to produce a broad-scale, multi-layered design project.

Career opportunities

Your skills will be in demand – architecture, building and planning courses are one of the top 12 degree subjects for getting a job.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States