Landscape Architecture

About our Landscape Architecture program

In SUVA’s Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture program, students learn to use their imaginations to create unique outdoor residential, commercial, community and public environments. Students study landscape design and construction, site design and urban regional planning. The combination of a structured curriculum and hands-on projects ensures students are prepared to advance in this exciting and dynamic field. Graduates are qualified to enter the industry as paid apprentices or intern landscape architects in preparation for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Once graduates receive this certification, they are qualified to work on projects such as the development and preservation of open spaces and creation of community parks, residential developments, commercial centers, gardens, transportation facilities, resorts and more.

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Duation:
4 years
Credits:
125
Minoring:
Summer programs available
Contact:

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I enjoy the way everybody helps one another out. It doesn't matter what major you are, people are always willing to give you a different point of view.

CiCi Chandler

  • Overview

    As a Landscape Architect, you create exterior environments that impact how people think, act and feel. Imagine what it feels like leading a team of engineers and planners to design the pool area for a hotel where guests can relax and enjoy their natural surroundings. Imagine working hands-on with developers and architects to design a new theme park, zoo, or waterfront parkway where people feel welcomed and comfortable in the outdoor setting you helped create. Landscape Architects truly enjoy the best of all worlds, working both outside and in the office, and combining their knowledge of science, math and art with their imagination to create unique outdoor environments that engage people on a deep, personal, emotional level.

    As a professional Landscape Architect, you use your creativity, passion for the living world, and education from Southwest University of Visual Arts to change the lives of each person who encounters the distinct outdoor environments you create.


    Courses

    Credits

    First Year Experience Courses

    35

    General Education Courses

    27

    Landscape Architecture Courses

    57

    Elective Courses

    6

    Total credits

    125

  • Degree Requirements

    First Year Experience Courses

    Credits

    Design Solutions I

    3

    Spatial Dynamics

    4

    Drawing I

    4

    Concepts Through History I

    3

    The Power of Why I

    1

    Drawing II

    4

    Design Solutions II

    3

    Narrative Design

    3

    Concepts Through History II

    3

    The Power of Why II

    1

    Voice And Vision

    3

    English Composition

    3

    Total credits

    35


    General Education

    Credits

    Humanities

    6

    Art History

    6

    Social/Behavioral Sciences

    6

    Math/Science

    3

    Diversity/Global

    3

    Professional Practises

    3

    Total credits

    27


    Landscape Architecture Courses

    Credits

    Creative Thinking

    4

    EAD: Into the Studio

    5

    Concept Development 1

    4

    LA Studio I

    5

    Concept Development 2

    4

    LA Studio II

    5

    Concept Development 3

    4

    LA Studio III

    5

    EAD Senior Seminar 1

    4

    EAD Senior Studio I

    5

    LA Internship

    3

    EAD Senior Seminar 2

    4

    EAD Senior Studio II

    5

    Total credits

    57


    Studio Electives

    Credits

    Course availability varies based on student need

    Total credits

    6

  • Minoring

    Minoring

    Students studying Landscape Architecture as a minor study landscape design and construction, site design and urban regional planning.


    Courses

    Credits

    LAM101 Landscape Architecture Minor (Summer 1)

    8

    LAM102 Landscape Architecture Minor (Summer 2)

    8

    Total credits

    16

Interested in studying Landscape Architecture at SUVA?

Our next academic year commences Fall 2020

Other programs

We offer a range of art and design programs at SUVA