The Certificate in Landscape Preservation prepares students to work as independent consultants or as part of a nonprofit or government agency team. Students will learn how to document, preserve, interpret, and manage landscapes of historic or cultural value, from historic gardens to agricultural sites.
Landscape preservation is a multidisciplinary field. It involves land-use history, public policy and law, horticulture, archaeology, ethnography, and urban and public policy history. Lectures, workshops, and roundtable discussions by professionals in the field will complement the formal course structure. Students who are already working in historic preservation can take the individual courses that meet their needs.
Landscape Preservation Courses and Curriculum
- Design I
- Introduction to Landscape Drafting and Graphics
- Historic Landscape Preservation Practice
- Historic Landscape Preservation Theory
- Preparing a Cultural Landscape Report
- Landscape History Landscape preservation courses (1 full semester course in combination with 1 half semester course or 3 half semester courses)
- Skill development course in either: Landscape Construction, Methods and Materials, Site Engineering 1 or Horticulture (1 semester course or 2 half semester courses)
- Student's choice (1 full semester and 1 half semester course or 3 half semester courses)
- Independent Project Studio focusing on landscape preservation
- Design & Digital Media