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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Curriculum

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Curriculum

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) is a four-year undergraduate first-professional degree composed of three segments - Foundation, Integration, and Synthesis. During Segment I, the curriculum is focused on urban landscapes and is based on an integrated foundation experience, with liberal studies, art and natural sciences incorporated throughout the program.

During Segments II and III students participate in Practice and partake in community work and professional collaboration. Through applied learning, they begin to formulate and refine ideas that will further strengthen their Landscape Architectural studies.

BLA Curriculum Diagram


Segment I: Foundation 

During Foundation, all entering undergraduate BAC students share their first-year experience and are exposed to fundamental principles of design thinking. Design concepts and a universal spatial language are framed through a balanced mixture of discipline specific courses in design history and theory, written and visual communication, as well as through a wide range of liberal studies, including humanities, arts and science topics that promote critical thinking and social awareness.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Segment II: Integration 

This second phase of the program examines global, regional, and local spaces and cities through the lenses of urban ecology, infrastructure, landscape design, and sustainable design practices. Studios on housing and mixed-use development, institutional planning, urban design, and the public realm will test these parameters. These studies will then be represented through design media and visualization, as well as through methods of construction technology.

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Segment III: Synthesis 

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program will culminate with the successful completion of a comprehensive design project, as represented through Degree I and II Capstone studios in Landscape Architecture.

Semester 7

Semester 8

Total Academic Credits: 120

Total Practice Hours: 900

Skill Level: 6