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RMIT’s Landscape Architecture is recognised as a world-leading design program.
Internationally acclaimed for producing students who have the ability to “respond to modern challenges in society through critical analysis, innovative design and clever use of space”*, RMIT’s Master of Landscape Architecture will equip you to become a leader and innovator in Landscape Architecture practice.
*Declared by the judges at the International Schools Award, European Biennial of Landscape Architecture, Barcelona. RMIT's LA students won first place ahead of more than 90 universities.
Exploration is encouraged
You will explore landscape as a medium that exists at all scales, from micro to macro, from garden to city, from political to infrastructural, from social to economic; and as a medium specific to site, time, and process.
You will be encouraged to engage profoundly with the discipline of Landscape Architecture as one that can respond to the challenges of a complex rapidly changing world through innovative design at the juncture of the urban and natural environments.
Design Research is at its core
Design research projects undertaken within this program sit at a contemporary and international level. This enables you to understand the roles and responsibilities of a landscape architect at a global level and in local situations.
You will investigate issues and topics that are relevantly related to the urgency of envisioning sustainable environments in urban and natural contexts increasingly affected by climate change, natural disasters and misappropriation of land.
Study in RMIT’s unique design studios
You’ll learn through design studios which operate as laboratories conducive to experimentation, investigation, and the exploration of design as an agent for understanding and responding to issues in the built environment of contemporary society.
Studios are led by distinguished local and international academic practitioners drawing from a diverse field of knowledge and experience.
Top 3 reasons to be part of RMIT Landscape Architecture
- Learn through design studios, which model the best-practice of industry
- Open up employment opportunities and develop industry contacts
- Be immersed in an urban design laboratory in Australia’s design capital
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
It’s all centred around learning through design studios
The program's celebrated design studios are situated within an urban campus which means you will be immersed a laboratory of design exploration and at the centre of innovation.
Studios are located across the city campus and within the multi award-winning RMIT Design Hub. Design studios are one of the major reasons that RMIT Landscape Architecture and its graduates are so highly regarded by industry.
What is a Design Studio?
Design Studios model the best practice of local and global design firms.
The studios operate as laboratories conducive to experimentation, investigation, and the exploration of design as an agent for understanding and responding to issues in the built environment of contemporary society.
Studios are led by distinguished local and international academic practitioners drawing from a diverse field of knowledge and experience. Contemporary design projects and/or issues will provide the focus for these inquiries in order to develop scenario based design proposals.
Previous studios and lecturers include:
- Field, Craig Douglas – OUTR
- Affective Geometries, Marieluise Jonas – After Landscape
- Feed Forward, Charles Anderson – Augmented Landscapes Lab.
- Site Choreography, Jen Lynch – TCL
Design studios typically make up the majority of this program and are taught in small groups. You will select which design studio you wish to follow from approximately 15 on offer, completing one per semester during the course of your studies. Each design studio focuses on a particular theme and project per semester.
In your final year, you will complete a design thesis of your choice which is referred to as your 'major project'. This project will develop on the research outcomes reached at the conclusion of your landscape architecture studies.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal
Acclaimed and award-winning international and Australian landscape architects, architects, urban designers and experts in related fields are consistently involved with the teaching and research projects undertaken within this program.
Industry-based projects occur throughout the design studios, such as working with Grand Designs Live and the award-winning landscape architecture practice Oculus. Many public lectures are also held throughout the year, led by prominent local and international landscape architects and urban designers.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program will prepare you for the professional practice of landscape architecture. Working independently or as part of a large multidisciplinary team, landscape architects find career opportunities in:
- the public and private sectors
- government organisations at federal, state and municipal level
- the offices of landscape architects, architects, planners, urban designers and engineers throughout Australia
From urban design projects (plazas and pedestrian precincts) to working with large open spaces (parks and nature reserves), the parameters of projects are broad.
Graduates may also become involved in smaller projects such as private gardens, historic estates and productive landscapes.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates can apply for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the profession's accrediting body.
The landscape program offers a huge range of international exchanges and design studios as well as internship opportunities. In recent years students have participated in design studios in Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, France, Spain, and Africa, been on exchange to universities in Berlin, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and the USA, and participated in international internship programs in the USA and the Netherlands.
An internship elective is offered to selected students in both the Bachelor of Design and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees at a range of firms including the Karres en Brands office in the Netherlands and Stoss LU in Boston. Karres en Brands was the appointed landscape architect firm for Melbourne's Federation Square.
RMIT’s Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short-term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Leading innovation in landscape architecture
Through contemporary teaching methods and design studios, RMIT University fosters the next generation of leaders and innovators in landscape architecture practice.