Masters Programs in Landscape Architecture

Compare 30 Masters Programs in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

A Master in Landscape Architecture program is a multidisciplinary art and science applying the principles and techniques of architecture, urban design, urban planning, agriculture, soil science and even psychology, among other fields, in order to design outdoor spaces and structures for certain purposes. More than ever, landscape architects are finding themselves in great demand as cities begin to realize the need and value of parks and other public spaces for the creation of harmonious communities.

No city can be truly modern or functional without maintaining the fragile balance between greenery and concrete. As several metropolises around the world have repeatedly come to realize, urban sprawl is toxic to its population in large quantities. Parks, trees and shrubs provide a positive therapeutic and psychological effect to citizens. Even the private sector realizes this. Majority of businesses hire landscape architects to design and manage the maintenance of the frontages of hotels and restaurants, resorts and golf parks. Likewise, private residences would often employ the services of landscape architects for their yards. And so the demand for professionals holding a Master in Landscape Architecture is continuously growing as they find use in both public and private sectors.

A Master in Landscape Architecture grants the individual an even greater sense of understanding of key concepts in botany, fine arts, geography and ecology. He must be able to conceive feasible plans that offer tangible solutions to communities and private enterprises. The most famous contributions of landscape architects to the world include the Central Park in New York City and the pavilion of the Taj Mahal in India.

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Master of Architecture I

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2016 USA San Diego

The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelors in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years. [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelors in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years. [-]

Master (MA) Environment Design

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. [+]

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. Encompassing interior, architecture, cities and natural environments the programme analyzes a series of different perspectives of theory and practice from art, science, and technology towards an understanding of a cultural sustainability. Systems - Every year the course aims to produce new research that takes forward questions inherent in Modernity. Currently focused on natural ecological systems (earthquakes, tectonic plates, deltas and shorelines), (re)contruction and war, cosmographies and cultures of outerspace, and bio-tech materials ; the course encourages you to explore your own field of research and practice. Technologies - The Environment Design operates with a multidisciplinary team where knowledge exchange is one of the core points to focus. From: applied technologies, visual effects, interactive digital media, moving image, communication design and fashion, the programme aims to deploy students with methods and techniques from different perspectives embracing new possibilities offered by new technology and the creative processes involved in designing. Modeling and simulation - with a hands on training in the use of the scientific instruments and computational tools, Ravensbourne offers you with full access to digital facilities for digital imaging and prototyping; where you will be able to experiment and innovate through technical, user and interaction workshops based upon strategies deployed by leading practitioners within the field. You will be encouraged to engage with advanced practice within a global context and explore the similarities and key differences and emphases of different centres across the world and to put your learning and design solutions into context. Here you will expand your own research and practice, by developing and managing an individual programme of enquiry and creative development in environment design culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi disciplinary perspectives. [-]

Master in Interior Architecture

IAAD + Écoles de Condé
Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Turin

The Master examines the space designed both in its aesthetic and functional aspects and in those, less obvious, methods of use and symbolic [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. Master program in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE - New forms of contemporary living The Master examines the space designed both in its aesthetic and functional aspects and in those, less obvious, methods of use and symbolic values. It emerges a dual path, starting from the instinct of men to make room, placing its own habitat, investigates the performative value of built, depositary of the fundamental values of the community. Suggestions and theoretical stimuli become the material on which it's possible to develop the project activity focusing all attention on making concrete what elective scope of a designer. Objectives and teaching methodology Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and spreading. The rapid evolution of production methods and lifestyles increasingly requires adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change has become one of the main drivers of growth and competitive factor of contemporary economies. The traditional disciplinary boundaries are overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and technology transfer. Designers are required to know new tools of representation and sharing of information as well as to improve skills of listening to the needs. However, new opportunities open for designers who are asked to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge without conditions or obligations formal style. The product of creativity, also applied to a theme as old as the living, can become a software that helps us orient ourselves or an interface to manage a home automation application but in any case it must be time to take advantage of new knowledge to improve the welfare and meet the need for comfort. It seems clear, even from this brief introduction, that the master is not intended only to transfer a pre-established knowledge and consolidated experience as the use of techniques, materials typical of other fields such as literature, chemistry, neurosciences, cinema, computer science. Finally we want to give space to the themes typical of professional practice and management of the project and to the team of employees that the customer, considered part of the quality of work of the designer. In addition to the conscience of the economics of the project, students IAAD must acquire the ability to do marketing of themselves - essential to present and understand their work and their skills. During the course, great importance is given to presentations and design contest: students are encouraged to make presentations of their work and supported to participate in national and international contests: the projects must not only meet the designers, but they must be able to be appreciated and understood by juries of experts and the public. FACULTY Professionals working in the respective academic subject sectors, who know the main players of the sector and the skills needed to be competitive in the job market, make up IAAD teaching staff. Lecturers will be instrumental in helping students improve and comprehend which aspects of one's professionalism need to be perfected to enter the job market with a lead. Contributions of excellence IAAD believes in the value of cultural and experiential contamination, opening the doors of the university to professionals known nationally and internationally, experts who contribute to the didactic, leading workshops, seminars and lectures. Students will have the unique opportunity to interact with "gurus" of the sector, who will join IAAD faculty as Visiting professors. [-]

MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part Part II)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts. The course has three main objectives: to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects. Core modules DESIGN PROJECT 1 (YEAR 1 DESIGN STUDIO) This single design project, or series of linked design projects, is individual to each elective Design Studio, and is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. You choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year; each Design Studio offers a new project every year. Projects lead from exploratory research to the development of an individual brief, and a design proposal which you develop for assessment at the end of Semester One. DIGITAL REPRESENTATION This module focuses on digital media technology and computer-based strategies, including the principles of 2D and 3D computer drawing, modelling, rendering, animation and digital fabrication techniques. The module aims to extend your practical and theoretical understanding of advanced digital media, as well as to enhance your existing computing knowledge and skills - so assessment is on a 'value-added' basis. PROFESSIONAL STUDIES This module draws on your work experience and introduces statutory, professional and management concepts related to the 'professional' development of your coursework. It asks you to reflect on your prior experience and personal development, and to identify areas for future investigation. The module introduces you to the role of the architect in the construction industry (including development and procurement issues), and to the professional, managerial and legal constraints that influence the work of the architect in practice. DESIGN PROJECT 2 (YEAR 1 DESIGN STUDIO) Commonly, though not exclusively, the theme or context of Design Project 2 involves developing or testing aspects of the Design Project 1 through further research or exploratory projects. This module, however, places greater emphasis on the detailed resolution of the individual design proposal, often at a larger scale, and deals more explicitly with the issues of programme, materiality, technology and environmental impact. The module is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. HISTORY AND THEORY This module consists of specialist seminar study and a series of wider module-wide lectures, and begins a year-long study of architectural history and theory which culminates with your dissertation submission in Year 2. Following presentations by all the seminar group leaders at the beginning of the semester, you choose a seminar group with its own particular theme and programme of study. Based on this, you select an individual area of research, and develop it through writing and a presentation; you also prepare an abstract for your Dissertation. TECHNICAL STUDIES IN PRACTICE This module requires you, individually or within a group, to carry out research into different approaches to, and kinds of, technology and environmental design. You will need to look at the wider cultural issues involved, but more especially at issues of sustainability in design. This is expected to inform your Design Studio project work. DISSERTATION The Dissertation is the primary focus of Architectural History and Theory teaching, and the main written component of the course. Building on your abstract, you research into primary and secondary sources, define and refine a methodology, produce a draft synopsis, and, finally, complete a 10,000-word dissertation with footnotes, bibliography and illustrations. If you explore another mode of study, such as making a film or designing a website, you will still need to meet a lower word limit of 6,000 words. MAIN DESIGN PROJECT (YEAR 2 DESIGN STUDIO) As with Design Studio 1, this is individual to each elective Design Studio, and you choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year. The module is integrated with the subsequent Design Development module, and these two modules usually create a single overarching project for the final academic year. The modules is run in parallel with the Year 1 Design Studio, however, Year 2 students are expected to pursue, and resolve, a more ambitious and sophisticated thesis. APPLIED TECHNICAL STUDIES In this module you complete an applied technical study concurrent with the progression of your main Design Studio project. This integrated report explains and deepens the environmental, structural and constructional strategies inherent to your design thinking and your project. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (YEAR 2 DESIGN STUDIO) This module follows on from the Main Design Project, and asks you to elaborate, test, adapt and develop your design project proposal to produce a well-resolved architectural design. This module encourages you to communicate your ideas, research work and design proposals in a range of media at an advanced level. You also integrate your presentation with your work in the Strategic Report and Applied Technical Studies modules. The module is run in parallel with the Year 1 Design Studio. STRATEGIC REPORT This module is a substantial report that is integrated with your main Design Studio project, and the Applied Technical Studies modules. The report focuses on exploring and explaining the critical project decisions made as part of the design process. The module introduces you to various approaches to the report - methodologies, techniques, selected building precedents - through seminars and Design Studio group tutorials. Course-specific entry requirements You are required to have an undergraduate degree in Architecture, or similar, with a high level of achievement, which will normally be validated by the RIBA for Part 1/prescribed by the ARB for Part 1. You will usually have one year's (post-degree) professional experience. At interview, you should present your academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, and any relevant contextual material. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minumum of 6.5 in all components. Associated careers Most students who complete the Architecture MArch (Part 2) are subsequently employed in architectural offices, and become registered architects after taking the Part 3 exam. Others progress to take further Masters or PhD degrees, and then go into research and/or teaching. [-]

Master in Architecture

Academy of Art University
Campus Full time September 2016 USA San Francisco

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society. M. Arch Track I Unit Requirements Major 48 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 9 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval Architecture M. Arch Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units (Track I) or 87 units (Track II) M. Arch Track II Unit Requirements Major 66 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 15 units TOTAL 87 units *Per director approval MARCH Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Design: Demonstrate development of design exploration and understanding throughout the program Visual Communication: Visually communicate ideas through hand sketching/ drawing, including hand drawn concept sketches, design process sketches and diagrams Visually communicate ideas through architectural drawings (digital or otherwise): site plan, plan, section, elevation, and 3D representation Produce accurate physical models of design ideas Written Communication: Effectively summarize the project and process in a well-crafted proposal and thesis book Presentation Skills: Professionally present the thesis proposal and final project Building Systems, Materials and Methods: Demonstrate understanding of material systems and construction details Demonstrate understanding of building systems (including structural systems, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems) Demonstrate understanding of environmental control systems Demonstrate understanding of building codes and accessibility Apply sustainability concepts in their project Thesis Proposal Development: Clearly define the mission of their project Present research that defines the need and desirability of the project Provide a profile of the user group Comprehensively define and analyze the proposed site area and its context Present and analyze relevant precedents for the project Develop a general project concept related to the site analysis and program Effectively present the suitability of the proposed program on the proposed site Produce a spatial/ functional program online Thesis Project: Produce a comprehensive architectural and building solution to the mission statement Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Masters Programme in Architecture (Conservation)

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Architecture (Conservation), which focuses mainly on Italian architectural heritage, aims to train students to consolidate and preserve existing architectural and environmental heritage and develop high-quality projects that take [+]

The Masters Programme in Architecture (Conservation), which focuses mainly on Italian architectural heritage, aims to train students to consolidate and preserve existing architectural and environmental heritage and develop high-quality projects that take into account the relation between new projects, the environment and the historical city. The programme brings together a range of different disciplines, including humanities and technical-scientific subjects, to prepare students to work as architects with specific competences in building processes and the conservation of existing structures. In particular, the two-year programme will delve deeper into the main competences acquired with the Bachelors Degree and will address: historical-critical and historical-technical analysis of architecture, ranging from individual projects to the landscape and environment as a whole; architectural project design and execution and conservation of existing architectural structures; specific scientific knowledge and critical know-how. Eligible students Master of Science in "Architecture (Conservation)" admits students having at least a three-year (or four year) Bachelor Degree in Architecture (L-17), Civil and Environmental Engineering (L-7) and Project Management (L-23). A Committee will evaluate students with a different background case by case. The candidate is required to provide a portfolio or Curriculum Vitae and an English proficiency certificate. All students must have a good knowledge of spoken and written English. [-]

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Estonian University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Estonia Tartu

Landscape Architecture focuses on the intervention in the landscape through planning, management and design. International Master program in Landscape Architecture is united around the concept of landscape ... [+]

International Master program In Landscape Architecture is united around the concept of landscape, which is generally understood to mean outdoor spaces, environments and places and relationships between people and these spaces, environments and places, both in terms of activities and perceptions.  Landscape Architecture is concerned with landscapes of all types, both urban and rural, and at all scales from the smallest open space to the region.

The Aim: The overall objective is to enable students to become professional landscape architects, primarily through European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA) accreditation. The programme is designed to reflect the EU Bologna process and the EFLA criteria.... [-]


Integrated Master in Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 5 years October 2016 Portugal Oporto

The new study plan of the MIA/ULP (Integrated Master in Architecture) is according the recommendations of the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education., namely in what it concerns to the interaction between practice and teaching, to research "founded on project work, construction methods, as well as academic disciplines", to project as "a synthesis of acquired knowledge and concomitant skills" and finally to the consideration that project, as a central piece in the education of an architect, should have a substantial weight in the total of the programme. [+]

The new study plan of the MIA/ULP (Integrated Master in Architecture) is according to the recommendations of the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education., namely in what it concerns to the interaction between practice and teaching, to research "founded on project work, construction methods, as well as academic disciplines", to project as "a synthesis of acquired knowledge and concomitant skills" and finally to the consideration that project, as a central piece in the education of an architect, should have a substantial weight in the total of the programme. Objectives Architecture is a multidisciplinary field that comprises: human sciences, social and physical sciences, technology and creative art. The education in Architecture should be considered as a manifestation of an attitude of conceptualizing, coordinate and implement a piece grounded in the humanistic tradition. Occupacional Profiles Professional activities are all areas that concern knowledge and practice relating to the worlds of architecture, urbanism, planning and urban management, scientific research and teaching. Thus, the career options are: Professional practice as an architect in the liberal regime; Professional practice as an architect in private institutions and companies in the construction industry; Central and local public administration (municipalities, public institutions and local technical offices); Scientific research and teaching. [-]

MArch Architecture

University of Portsmouth
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme of study that leads to RIBA Part II exemption. [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. MArch Architecture (2015 entry) The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme aimed at equipping you with the professional and creative skills for a successful career as an architect and leads to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 exemption. Through the design studios you will be exposed to a range of related architectural interests, including urbanism, landscape, practice, sustainability and culture, providing a cross-disciplinary learning environment that is appropriate in today’s professionally complex architectural world. On this course you can: engage with current collaborative projects with academic institutions in other countries – in the past these have included Turkey, Spain, Denmark and Australia work on projects with 'live' clients through our RIBA registered Project Office practice opt to study at a choice of European universities through the ERASMUS exchange scheme What opportunities might this lead to? This course is professionally accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Its structure is designed to ensure the integration of contextual, technical and professional issues with the design synthesis, helping you to engage with the prescribed ARB/RIBA criteria, and leads to RIBA Part 2 exemption. Entry requirements A 2:1 degree or above with Royal Institute of British Architects part 1 exemption. Students with appropriate qualifications and design skills may be accepted directly. All suitable applicants will be required to submit an online portfolio. All students are subject to interview. English language requirements English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component less than 6.0. [-]

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Mons

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Master en Architecture [-]

Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture

International University of Catalonia
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips. You will have the opportunity [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. Discover Biodigital Architecture We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips. You will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology with new production possibilities. And a whole new world of tools will open up to you, enhancing your professional qualifications and job skills. Are you ready to see the possibilities awaiting you in the field of biodigital architecture? Why choose Biodigital Architecture? Innovative education Experiment with genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems and scripting. New vision of cybernetic-digital and environmental processes Explore concepts such as bio-learning and morphogenesis. International approach and premier academic staff Learn with an international teaching body which has made significant contributions to this new cutting-edge field of biodigital architecture. UIC Barcelona's Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture is a pioneering programme that combines architecture, biology and new digital trends. Since the year 2000 this programme has offered a unique approach to architecture from a biological and digital perspective. The teaching programme establishes points of contact between new cybernetic-digital and ecological-environmental techniques. It incorporates experimental concepts, methods and works that use genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems, algorithms, parametric models and scripting. An innovative view of architecture that draws from areas such as genetic versus generative, natural versus digital and the impact of new biologies. An avant-garde architecture and design programme that integrates the latest developments in conceptualisation and projection technology: Data-Driven Production, CNC numerical control machines, 3D printers... In short, a non-standard form of architecture that applies and promotes the genetic and digital principles of variation, mutation and hybridisation. Prospective students If you have a university degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Design, Landscaping, Biology or Genetics, this is the right master's degree for you. No previous specialised knowledge of cybernetics or ecology is required. Job Opportunities Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Teaching and Research. The combination of advanced digital technology applied to architecture and biological knowledge will open up a new, as of yet untapped market. Academic accreditation University Master's Degree (official), which enables you to undertake doctoral studies. Facilities Digital manufacturing laboratory and genetics laboratory. Curriculum and subjects Seminars and conferences on: Metaphysics and Computation Theories of Emergence The Fundamentals of Genetics The Emergent Nature of Life Eco Manipulation Genetic vs. Generative Digital Tools and Organic Forms New Bio and Digital Techniques The work of Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí as a source of Biodigital Architecture Information Systems: Digital Tools and Organic Forms: Practical classes with training in digital tools such as generative software, parametric associative software, scripting, production tools and CAD/CAM machining, linked to project development Genetic and Biodigital Architectural Design: Studios and workshops including personalised tutorials in order to develop designs and carry out research Masters dissertation: Final presentation of research project. [-]

MArch Architecture

University of Brighton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Brighton

The Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part II course is a highly creative, research-led and professional two-year masters rooted in studio laboratories and driven by individual enquiry. The MArch course is prescribed by the ARB and validated by RIBA, giving exemption from RIBA Part II. [+]

The Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part II course is a highly creative, research-led and professional two-year masters rooted in studio laboratories and driven by individual enquiry. The MArch course is prescribed by the ARB and validated by RIBA, giving exemption from RIBA Part II. We are part of the vibrant College of Arts and Humanities. Founded in 1859 as the School of Art, it offers an inspirational creative context for nurturing excellence in our work. Our distinct research-led approach filters through all aspects of the course, with rigorous inquiry fusing innovation, regulation and social commentary. This student focussed approach offers the opportunity for you to investigate your personal architectural agenda, developing your own critical position and design language prior to entry into the profession. The studio laboratories are driven by tutors’ personal research agendas and all staff are actively engaged within this field of enquiry as academics or practitioners. The stimulating mix of practitioners and academics across the course builds conversations, with visiting lecturers and critics further feeding the dialogue. Recent visiting lecturers have included Neil Denari, Perry Kulper, Chris Thurlbourne, Michael Jemtrud, and our close links with practice ensure stimulating review panels. We place critical thought at our core and look forward to you joining the conversation. Entry requirements Applications are competitive and considered on an individual basis through a process of portfolio review and interview. Practice experience is recommended and there is a minimum requirement of a lower second class undergraduate degree in architecture or a closely related subject such as interior architecture. RIBA Part 1 is not a prerequisite for entry on to the course. To register as an architect with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, RIBA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are required. Those without RIBA Part 1 would therefore need to undertake this independently in order to proceed towards registration. Further details regarding this process, the ARB Prescribed Examination for Part 1 and registering as an architect in the UK can be found on the ARB website. For non-native speakers of English One of the following: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements Cambridge CAE B2 score 58 with a borderline pass in each component Pearson (PTE) 61 with no less than 51 in each component Trinity ISE III with a pass in each component Course structure We want you to emerge from the course as an assured designer, confident in your approach, ideals and aspirations and with the ability to communicate this to the wider world. Over the two years you will be challenged to define your own critical position, and evolve your personal language of design and representation. The course will assist you in this through a gradual deepening of understanding, and by providing you with the tools with which to critically reflect upon design strategies and to navigate the wider contemporary debate on architecture. The design laboratories form the backbone to the course. The other individual elements of the course increasingly intertwine with this over the two years to provide a final systematic understanding of architecture as a holistic entity. Year 1: Strategy There are four elements of the course (modules) covered in the first year and these are organised such that you will only ever address two at any one time. Design forms the backbone of the year and is divided into two elements that run consecutively across the whole year. The third element, or module, is technology and this runs through the first half of the year and is then replaced by Humanities and Design Theory in the second half of the year. Year 2: Integration Year two is also formed of four elements (modules). Design encompasses the whole year in the form of the master thesis, with the technology and professional studies elements of the course plugging into this as the year progresses. Architectural humanities runs in the first term in the form of the Humanities Research Project. Once this is completed technology then takes its place in the course diagram and runs through to the end of the year integrating itself into the design proposal. Careers and employability On successful completion of the course you will have divined your own architectural language and agenda, and formed a systematic understanding of architecture, a critical awareness of current problems and comprehensive understanding of techniques, methodologies and practice. This rigorous and critically engaged basis will form a solid foundation upon which to build your professional architectural career. [-]

Master in Landscape Architecture

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Latvia Jelgava

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. The masters programme "Landscape Architecture" is offered by the Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, where new engineers - construction, environment and water management specialists, land surveyors, as well as landscape designers and planners, are prepared. Students at the Faculty work with up-to-date equipment, thus having an opportunity to comprehend causalities existing nowadays in the nature and to apply them in a particular task in their future work. Academic profile This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. You will obtain knowledge for creative and critical thinking in developing landscape policy, rational use of resources, design process and materials, renovation and restoration of landscape. The research is performed in the following directions: landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape planning. This programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree is required in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or the second-level professional higher education in similar disciplines such as geography, forestry, agriculture, environment management, ecology, territorial planning and design. Students need to have the basic knowledge in drawing, composition, history of architecture and landscape architecture, theory of landscape architecture, landscape analysis and landscape design. English requirements: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kinds of architecture, design, research companies. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study programme at universities in Latvia or abroad. Study Plan 1. Obligatory courses (45 ECTS) 1.1. Theoretical courses (15 ECTS) 1.1.1. Methodology of Research 1.1.2. Computer graphics I 1.1.2. Computer graphics II 1.1.3. Landscape Architecture Theory I 1.1.4. Landscape Architecture Theory II 1.2. Specific theoretical courses (student should choose courses in amount of 30 ECTS) 1.2.1. Sustainable Community Development I 1.2.2. Sustainable Community Development II 1.2.3. Sustainable Community Development III 1.2.4. Landscape Design I 1.2.5. Landscape Design II 1.2.6. Landscape Sciences I 1.2.7. Landscape Sciences II 1.2.8. Landscape Inventory I 1.2.9. Landscape Inventory II 1.2.10 Landscape Architecture Technologies I 1.2.11 Landscape Architecture Technologies II 1.2.12 Landscape management I 1.2.13 Landscape management II 1.2.14 Territorial Planning I 1.2.15 Territorial Planning II 2. Courses of approbation of theoretical cognitions(28,5 ECTS) 2.1. Obligatory part (10,5 ECTS) 2.1.1. Philosophy of Sciences 2.1.2. English or German in Master Studies 2.1.3. Statistics 4,5 Ia 2.2. Optional part (student should choose courses in amount of 18 ECTS) 2.2.1. Regional Rural Landscapes 2.2.2. Landscape Ecology and Analyses 2.2.3. Landscape Planning 2.2.4. Historical Landscape Quality 2.2.5. Innovations in Landscape Architecture 2.2.6. Computing Application I 2.2.7. Computing Application II 2.2.8. Landscape architecture I 2.2.9. Landscape architecture II 2.2.10. Project Assessment and Presentation I 2.2.11. Project Assessment and Presentation II 4. Master Thesis (37,5 ECTS) 4.1. Master Thesis I 4.2. Master Thesis II 4.3. Master Thesis III 4.4. Master Thesis IV Total 120 ECTS [-]

Master of Architecture (M.Arch I)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2017 USA Troy

The master of architecture graduate program is a three and one half year program leading to a NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture. [+]

Still Accepting Applications for May 2015 The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. In response, our top-tier NAAB accredited program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologies, environmental simulation software, new materials, and the opportunity to engage in a range of cross-disciplinary collaborations. Situated within the oldest technological institute in the us, the program draws upon a vast resource of science and engineering expertise in support of the school’s commitment to architecture as a project of interdisciplinary and social engagement. We envision the future of architecture transformed by a new generation of design research, creativity, innovation and new methodologies in the service of a socially vibrant and sustainable built environment. Master of Architecture The Master of Architecture graduate program is a three and one half year program leading to a NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture. The program is open to applicants with a baccalaureate or equivalent degree in any discipline or field of study. Students come from the full range of liberal arts, design, science and engineering disciplines and are able to show evidence of analytical and creative skills. The first year of the curriculum constitutes the core foundation of design, technology, history and critical theory courses. The second two years of the curriculum build on the foundation with integrated advanced design studios and seminars. M.Arch Advanced Standing The M.Arch graduate program allows students holding a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree to be considered for advanced standing. Upon review of transcript and portfolio, successful candidates may have up to two design studios waived. The academic advisor and faculty members will review additional course waiver requests. The program begins with advanced design studios and seminars in the fall semester. Coursework opportunities include concentrations in built ecologies, lighting and acoustics. A candidate admitted with advanced standing normally completes degree requirements within two years of full time enrollment. Master of Architecture I - Professional Program The curriculum for this professional degree program parallels the B.Arch. program, albeit in an accelerated manner. It features a distinct pedagogical core through an advanced history and theory course sequence. On average, this degree is completed in three and a half years (one summer plus three academic years). The M.Arch.I degree provides a balanced education in architectural design, history, theory, and technology. As a professional program, it centers on the design studio where projects address myriad design issues through multiple strategies ranging from the design of carefully crafted objects to architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredits the Rensselaer School of Architecture’s Master of Architecture three and a half-year program. [-]

M.Arch 2

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. [+]

Masters in Landscape Architecture. SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. Open to applicants with a minimum of a four-year degree in architecture, or its equivalent abroad, the program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first year, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the second year. Students are introduced to advanced critical perspectives on contemporary architectural issues and examine the complex and shifting relationships between architecture and cultural, political, economic, and social change. The program operates as a laboratory to identify new possibilities for the integration of emerging techniques and technologies. Students learn the latest developments in fabrication and gain an understanding of design methodologies and their historical and contemporary contexts. Upon completing the three-term core sequence, they may choose from a variety of vertical studios and elective seminars. Students complete their studies with a thoroughly researched independent architectural thesis, which they present in a public exhibition. [-]