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Landscape Architecture

Introduction

Landscape Architecture Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 course in Landscape Architecture.

Are you a creative person with an interest in design, problem solving, and horticulture?  Would you like to be involved in the design of public parks, outdoor recreational spaces or green spaces? Landscape Architecture is a broad and emerging domain which centres on building an understanding of how to create functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor public spaces. It is one of the most interesting, dynamic and rewarding areas of study and career pathways to follow. This course has been tailored to provide you with a range of formative skills, knowledge and experiences needed to pursue a career as a Landscape Architect. It will be of interest to school leavers, professionals, horticulturalists, or contractors wishing to upskill and anyone with an interest in art and design wishing to broaden their skill base.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Landscape Architects Offices
  • Commercial and domestic landscape design
  • Consultancy undertaking commissions for both public authorities and private clients
  • Local Authorities/Government Departments Architects Offices

Course Structure

The course is designed to enable graduates to undertake work in both the commercial and domestic markets. Studio projects develop design skills, critical facility and presentation skills. These projects introduce the student to an increasingly complex range of environmental design.

Core Elements
  • Design Skills (Landscape)
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics (Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
  • Combined Materials
  • Drawing
  • Work Experience
  • COURSE CODE

  • LSD1 (FIRST YEAR)
  • DURATION

  • 1 YEAR FULL TIME, SEPTEMBER TO MAY
  • NUMBER OF PLACES

  • 30
  • NUMBER OF CONTACT HOURS PER WEEK

  • 25
  • TIMETABLE CONTACT

  • 5 DAYS
Testimonial

Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Graphic Design, I worked as an art director within the Irish advertising industry, including several years as creative director with Saatchi & Saatchi Dublin. I then decided to formalise my lifelong passion for landscape architecture by becoming a student on the Landscape Course. Along with my classmates, I was invited to enter a competition to design a showcase garden for Bord Bia at Bloom.  My design, Patterns of Change, was chosen as the winning entry and formed the centre piece of Bloom 2011. The course provided me with a really strong foundation that allowed me to navigate a successful career path in landscape architecture. I now work for renowned designer, Diarmuid Gavin.

- Ronnie Nevin, Landscape Graduate, 2011 -

Support Elements
  • Career advice and CV preparation.
  • Field Trips to sites, Museums, Conferences, and Design Projects are an integral part of the learning experience.
  • Educational Tours are organised which may include a European trip.
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Design (5M2208).
  • Assessment is based on assignments and studio projects submitted during the year to develop design, analytical and presentation skills. There are no exams on this course. 

Progression

If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart at www.bfei.ie Other progression options such as the UCD BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture may be open to mature students (over 23) based on portfolio and interview.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCA

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will be invited to attend an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Information on course costs and the registration/induction process will also be provided at this meeting. 

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available. 

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.

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