This programme has been awarded full accreditation from the Landscape Institute, and develops critical and practical skills that directly address the growing field of landscape architecture. It is predicated upon understanding the best of current local and international landscape practice, while emphasising the development of intuitive and analytical processes to test and develop new forms of landscape practice. It welcomes students as collaborators in a programme that seeks to develop new strands to contemporary landscape architecture that are innovative in approach to materials and the temporal possibilities at the core of landscape. It expands material and contextual interests into the natural and urban environment and actively seeks to explore the possibilities inherent in the temporal design opportunities that landscape architecture encompasses.
The programme is designed to develop intellectual and practical professional tools for landscape architects, and through project-based studies search for new solutions to the increasing complexity of our urban landscapes, where the social, political and economic, as well as spatial pressures, are most intense. The programme aims to work in collaboration with local and international agencies on live projects where possible.
Has excellent student facilities and small class sizes allowing for in-depth study.
Builds upon an established design culture in the school.
Why Choose Us?
The aim of these new postgraduate programmes is to make a vital contribution to the professional discipline of Landscape Architecture. They aim to provide key skills – design, conceptual, practical and professional – to students, to allow them to work in the UK and internationally. The Professional Landscape Architecture programme will prepare students for future careers in landscape architecture and we are actively seeking accreditation from the Landscape Institute.
The architecture building incorporates a wide range of workshops and studios – fashion production and manufacture, textile print, digital media, integrated Mac and PC labs, visual production suites, broadcasting and photographic studios, metal, plaster and wood workshops, together with visual art, architecture and design studios, supported by lecture and seminar space, and a dedicated gallery for students, staff and visiting professionals.
The School of ACE is situated adjacent to the Docklands Learning Resource Centre (LRC), which provides a fully resourced and supported centre for research. The LRC provides all recommended books and other background reading, slides Journals, and a wide range of subject-based electronic information, on-line journals - both full texts and abstracts and archive sections -, PC suites and study facilities, which are available throughout the academic year.