In the 2017-2018 academic year, the department of landscape and garden architecture is launching a renewed study programme. With it, we want to offer you as a student even more possibilities for your own individual development as a designer and/or landscape and garden architect. In addition, the decision has been made to replace a considerable number of lectures with active working sessions. Students therefore will be working more often in small groups, making more intensive guidance and teaching possible. With this new curriculum, you can prepare yourself even more thoroughly for the broad range of career possibilities in the field!
You will find more information about the program and an overview of the new study curriculum on the landscape and garden architecture page.
Here is a brief summary of the most important elements:
- Beginning in 2017-2018, the practical assignments (Design I, Design II and the Bachelor thesis) embrace a more diverse and alternating selection of design assignments. From the first year, you will work on both diverse private assignments (gardening with different starting points and objectives) and design assignments for public space (such as parks, residential green spaces, urban squares etc.). For these, we regularly work with actual commissions from clients. The first two years of the study are each completed with a selective assignment, for which you can choose an assignment in a private space or one in the public domain. In the third bachelor year, you have considerable freedom to choose the direction which you want to take with your bachelor thesis project.
- Also beginning in 2017-2018, in addition to the design studios, you will also become familiar with the design labs. These design laboratories support you in developing mastery of specific techniques so that you can more easily integrate yourself into the design process. In actual practice, you master the technical aspects involved in designing all kinds of architectural elements and constructions. This is of course in addition to the important emphasis on designing with plants, so that you become skilled in making up plans for plantings as well as for their maintenance.
- Throughout the course of this study, there are many opportunities to shape your own study programme. Beginning in the second year, you have the opportunity to engage more deeply in certain digital visualization techniques, or to focus on the legal aspects of executing a project, or to involve yourself on a larger, landscaping scale, involving policy instrumentation. In the third year, you are moreover free to pursue courses in one or more of the many other design and fine arts programs at the KASK School of Arts. In addition to the choices you make for your design assignments for your bachelor thesis, you can further advance your training as a landscape and garden architect by way of workshops – short, intensive practical courses – selected on the basis of your own interests.
- Finally, we are also paying increased attention to theoretical and practical frameworks in the context of your design training. Individual programme elements, including sociology and ecology, help you develop a critical perspective to help make the choices that you need to make in your design process. Training in Workplace Orientation and Communications, as well as in Business Management and Entrepreneurship in turn ensure that you have all the required confidence and competence to make that step into the working field.
If you would like more information, in addition to the that found on the website, you are more than welcome to attend one of our information sessions.
Advance registration for the Bachelor in Landscape and Garden Design programme, as well as information about how to register, can be found on the registration page.
We hope to be able to welcome you as a future landscape and garden architect!