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Landscape Architecture

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

48 months
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23342 USD/year
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8291 USD/year
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About

The profession of Landscape Architecture offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, embodies both the art and science of design, planning, and management of the land and the natural and man-made elements upon it.

Overview

The Landscape Architecture program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, embraces creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases as part of the educational requirements for a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture professional degree. The diverse curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the profession or graduate studies. The program’s educational, community outreach and research efforts are guided by concern for the complex interdependence of the biophysical and cultural landscapes and are focused on the challenges that face the Intermountain West. These challenges include: explosive urban growth accompanied by struggling small towns and rural areas; boom and bust cycles in the mining, ranching, and forestry industries; large federal land ownership; critical shortage of water; environmental degradation; and increased demands for recreational environments.

Landscape architecture in the State of Nevada is defined by the arid landscape, importance of tourism, gaming and related activities, and a fundamentally pragmatic approach to solving problems.  The Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is located in a dynamic metropolitan context that integrates unique urban design and significant natural resource challenges.

The professional curriculum prepares students for areas of practice in landscape architecture and planning including site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, and natural resource conservation. Graduates of the program are actively engaged in the design and planning of residential communities, institutional complexes, commercial developments, park and recreational lands and facilities, industrial parks, urban spaces, regional and rural districts, and the preservation and restoration of both historic and natural environments.

Course sequences offered within this context include design studios, ecology, plant materials, planting design theory, landscape technologies/construction, landscape media, history, literature, climate, and professional practice, thereby providing students with opportunities to develop critical and creative abilities with a broad environmental perspective.

Learning Objectives

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is accredited by LAAB, the Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board.  For accreditation, programs must demonstrate that each student possesses the knowledge and skills defined by the following learning outcomes from LABOK, the Landscape Architecture Body of Knowledge.

Landscape Architecture History and Criticism

  • Accept criticism while overcoming objections with logical explanations
  • Maintain cognizance of recent works as well as historical ones.

Natural and Cultural Systems

  • Work with biologists, archaeologists and other professionals in conducting and analyzing field data and natural/cultural features.
  • Contextualize landscape architecture interventions within larger cultural systems.

Public Policy and Regulation

  • Engage the basics of the political systems
  • Manage multiple, overlapping, or conflicting regulations and resulting impacts
  • Distinguish between legal requirements and operational methodology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Foundation I
  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • History of Landscape Architecture
  • Introductory to Digital Media
  • Design Foundation II
  • Landscape Architecture Design II

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

123 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores
International
  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23342 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23342 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8291 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Paradise

1088 - 1680 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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