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Landscape Architecture First Professional Degree

University of Texas at Austin

24 months
Duration
19286 USD/year
19286 USD/year
10426 USD/year
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About

The Landscape Architecture First Professional Degree from University of Texas at Austin introduces environmental and cultural issues concerning the design, planning and management of the built environment. 

Overview

The Landscape Architecture First Professional Degree from University of Texas at Austin specifically targets undergraduates who desire exposure to how designed change impacts the places in which we live.

Graduates with Landscape Architecture First Professional Degree from University of Texas at Austin will:

  • develop a basic verbal and graphic vocabulary of conventions within the practice of Landscape Architecture construction
  • acquire an understanding of basic landform design techniques.
  • explore and understand construction as an integral part of the design process. 
  • acquire an understanding of the integration of pre-development conditions and artificial landforms. 
  • explore landforms as elements integrating design intention and function. 
  • understand and learn how landform affects drainage, and how to integrate both subjects. 
  • learn the basic concepts, systems, components, methods and techniques of grading, earthwork, storm water management, green infrastructure, runoff volumes, and the comprehensive integration of these in grading exercises. 
  • learn how to design accessible routes, paths, and spaces, based on sound design principles and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) code. 
  • learn how to grade typical landscape architecture design programs and typologies and provide with a foundation for the execution and integration of grading in design studios within the MLA program. 
  • familiarize with typical grading design exercises found in LARE (Landscape Architect Registration Examination)
  • embrace the premise that “grading is design.” 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Communication
  • Design Studio
  • Landscape Architecture Design Studio 
  • Advanced Design Studio
  • Landscape Architecture History and Theory
  • Technology Sequence
  • Landscape Technology 
  • Design Methods
  • Natural Systems
  • History and Theory of Landscape Architecture 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

87 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose: A 1,000-1,500 word essay that addresses your interest in the MLA I program with respect to your academic and professional objectives, the factors that led you to apply to the SOA, a situation or job that helped you define your interest, your most substantial professional contribution and why you view it as such, and/or any other factors related to your academic or professional experience that you wish to convey to the admissions committee.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Upload a portfolio as a single pdf through a miscellaneous credential on MyStatus: The level of creative skill you possess in any medium; The extent of your interest in the proposed degree program, made evident through your abilities in composition, physical form-making, or perception of the environment; Your ability to translate ideas into physical form, even if in simple terms such as drawing.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9643 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    19286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9643 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5213 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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