The Certificate in Landscape Design emphasizes the interaction between human needs and the environment, and provides students with practical skills for understanding landscape design. All design studios use actual sites as case studies to teach the design process and problem solving. Students generally complete the Certificate in Landscape Design on a part-time basis in 2 to 5 years.
Our program is open enrollment, and students chart their way through the curriculum to suit their schedule and learning style. Below is a sample three-year course of study for a Landscape Design Certificate. The 'sample' learning path assumes the student will take one course per semester. Contact the Landscape Office for support in planning your learning path.
1st Year: Drafting, Design I, Plants/horticulture, History
2nd Year: Construction/site engineering, History, Design II, Design III, Plants/horticulture
3rd Year: Construction/site engineering, Independent project, one other landscape course or 2 modules.
Landscape Design Courses and Certificate Curriculum
These are the courses that must be completed:
- Design I, II, and III (9 credits)
- Landscape Design history (3 credits)
- Horticulture (3 credits)
- Landscape Design Drafting, and Design & Visual Media (1 credit)
- Landscape Construction, and Site Engineering (6 credits)
- Independent Project or Vectorworks seminar with a Design IV capstone studio (3 credits)
- Electives - negotiated with an advisor (4.5 credits)