Students will be admitted to the concentration upon successful completion of 45 credit hours of undergraduate study (cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher) and submission of an acceptable portfolio of their own work. The Landscape Design Concentration candidate is required to attend their portfolio review. No student will be admitted to the concentration without a successful portfolio review.
Prior to review, a candidate must have successfully completed PLSC 103 - Landscape and Field Sketching (3cr.) , a course that will help students prepare a portfolio for the review process; PLSC 202 - History of Landscape Architecture (3cr.) ; PLSC 232 - Foundations of Landscape Architecture (3cr.) and PLSC 233 - Foundations of Landscape Architecture Lab (1cr.) ; and one of the ART courses listed below. Students should submit 15 to 20 images or examples of their creative work, along with a writing sample, that will offer insight into their creative problem solving skills and experiences in visual arts.
Examples of projects acceptable for the portfolio include (but are not limited to) figure and landscape drawing and/or painting, ceramics, photography, digital design work, and written projects. A minimum of one project from each of the required courses must be included in the portfolio.
The candidate’s portfolio will be reviewed by a committee comprised of PLSC faculty and professionals in the landscape design field. Students will be reviewed on individual merit and not compared to other applicants. For each review, the portfolios are ranked into two categories: admissible and not admissible. If a student receives a “not admissible” portfolio review, academic advising is provided to help the student choose an alternate concentration based on the talents and strengths of the student.