MLA in Landscape Architecture
The new two year MLA targets graduates and professionals from disciplines other than Landscape Architecture who can bring relevant knowledge, expertise, enquiry and creativity to the expanding field of landscape architecture/landscape urbanism practice and practice-led research. In particular, the programme is designed to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary landscape practice and research, and new opportunities for collaboration, co-production and creation. Graduate students from landscape programmes are also welcome to apply to the 2 year programme.
The MLA engages specifically with the School and Faculty ethos of ‘thinking through making’ and addresses local contexts of study and European good practice, and EU and international markets for Landscape Architecture professional expertise.
The programme is designed to empower students for challenging future roles in multidisciplinary project teams from the local to the big picture global context of landscape practice.
Year 1 focuses on core knowledge and skills, which may take advantage of the specific geographical location of the programme and established local network of expertise. Year 2 aligns with the existing Postgraduate Landscape Architecture and MA Landscape & Urbanism course structure and curriculum, and the existing postgraduate modules.
The new MLA extends the reach of the respected postgraduate Landscape Architecture & Urbanism programmes at KU, and in particular the integration of live projects and expertise within the Landscape Interface Studio. MLA students will study alongside the MA students in the second year of the programme to provide for informed team collaboration and individual professional portfolio development.
This course is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) and is the route to the professional Pathway to Chartership of the Landscape Institute (P2C).