Master of Landscape Architecture
Landscape exists in all scales: from micro to macro, from garden to city and from political to infrastructural. Landscape is specific to site, time and process. It appears, reacts and merges with a multitude of forces in the environment, both visible and invisible.
Landscape Architecture at RMIT is a world-leading program. In 2012, this program won the International Schools Award at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture held in Barcelona, taking first place ahead of more than 90 universities involved. The judges declared that the work from RMIT showed our students’ ability to ‘respond to modern challenges in society through critical analysis, innovative design and clever use of space’.
Landscape architecture at RMIT invests in the importance of design as a means of responding, observing and critiquing the status of contemporary urban society and equips students with the tools to engage with landscape in all its forms.
You'll understand the role and responsibilities of landscape architects at a global level and the precise application of landscape architecture in local situations. You'll be guided by guest designers, scholars and practitioners who'll help you position your work internationally.
Program entry requirements
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Design from RMIT with a GPA of 2.5 or above. An equivalent bachelor degree from another institution will need to be landscape architecture or architecture-specific and acceptance into the Master program is merit based.
Folio: A package that includes projects from your undergraduate studies and if available professional projects undertaken. Portfolios on CD or DVD (maximum size 10 MB) are permitted but hardcopy printed portfolios are preferred and should be a maximum of 20 pages.
Written statement: One A4 page outlining your reasons for applying and your current research goals. You may consider some of the following questions in your response: Why do you want to pursue a professional career in design? Why landscape architecture at RMIT? How do you think your previous experience or study would contribute to further learning at RMIT?
Curriculum vitae: Personal details, academic achievements and professional experience (any work experience you are currently undertaking).
Interview: Short-listed applicants will be contacted by the Postgraduate Selection Officer to arrange an interview.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements for guaranteed entry will be required to attend a folio presentation.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete 1 of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
- Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
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