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MASTER IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITETURE I AP (MLA I AP)
PROFESSIONAL DEGREE

Individuals who hold an accredited professional degree in architecture, or a pre-professional undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or architecture, and a strong design portfolio, may be granted advanced standing of up to two terms, completing the MLA I in two years. Applicants who are granted advanced standing must have completed the same pre-requisites in college-level environmental science that are required for the MLA I, as well as courses that are roughly analogous to the course of study of the first year program in representation and history described in the MLA I curriculum, and demonstrate a high level of achievement in their design work.

A candidate will be recommended for the MLA I AP upon satisfactory completion of 80 units in the following course of study:

First Term
0 units GSD 1211 Pre‐Term Workshop**** (August; one week)
8 units GSD 1211 Landscape Architecture III (studio)
4 units GSD 2241 Landscape Representation III
4 units GSD 3241 Theories of Landscape as Urbanism
4 units GSD 6241 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies III

Second Term
0 units GSD 1212 Pre‐Term Workshop**** (January; one week)
8 units GSD 1212 Landscape Architecture IV (studio)
4 units GSD 3242 Theories of Landscape Architecture
4 units GSD 6242 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV
4 units GSD 6243 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies V

Third Term
8 units Studio Option**
4 units GSD 4141 Histories of Landscape Architecture I
4 units GSD 7241 Practices of Landscape Architecture
4 units Distributional electives* or electives
or
8 units Studio Option**
4 units GSD 4141 Histories of Landscape Architecture I
4 units GSD 7241 Practices of Landscape Architecture
4 units GSD 9341 Preparation of Design Thesis Proposal***

Fourth Term
8 units Studio Option**
4 units GSD 4142 Histories of Landscape Architecture II
8 units Distributional electives* or electives
or
12 units GSD 9342 Design Thesis in Landscape Architecture
4 units GSD 4142 Histories of Landscape Architecture II
4 units Distributional electives* or electives

* Distributional electives must be taken from two fields of study, to be selected from a list of approved courses issued by the department each year indicated as follows: 4 units of electives in landscape architecture representation, history, or theory; and 4 units of electives in ecologies or technologies.

** A minimum of one studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

*** For AP candidates electing thesis, GSD 9341 serves as a Distributional Elective in representation, history, or theory.

**** The Graduate School of Design offers week-long pre-semester Digital Media Skills Workshops for each term of the core year (2 classes), which are required for all Master in Landscape Architecture students. These workshops are integrated with the design studios and are intended to give students the necessary preparation and knowledge of the workflows and digital techniques used in the context of studios: 3D software basics, rendering basics, data-transfer from 3D software, output and model building techniques using CAD/CAM facilities. The workshops will include an orientation session in the woodshop and on using laser cutters. No academic credit is given for the workshop.

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