Students interested in this programme must already have 120 ECTS to be eligible for the entrance exam. After successfully completing the course, they can work in urban design jobs or enrol in a PhD programme. The current 4-year programme is worth 240 ECTS.
NB: the syllabus is currently being redesigned to become a 5-year degree programme which school leavers can join directly in the first year.
BASIC TOOLS, METHODS AND CONCEPTS:
experimentation, manipulation, project processes
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES:
The city and urban projects, rural areas and the challenges of urban extension, changing rural environments
CROSS-SECTOR DISCIPLINES AND STAKEHOLDERS:
For the Public Landscape Architecture Workshop, students take on real local authority projects, working in close collaboration with the local government body
LONG WORK PLACEMENTS & FINAL YEAR PROJECT:
students choose from one of three seminars: Sustainable Landscape Design and Technical Concepts, Changing Environments, or Heritage and Modernity. The project coursework also includes lectures on art and public contracts, philosophy and ethics, contractors and project management, and engineering technology.
Several learning methods are adopted which overlap at times with the Architecture curriculum:
• project workshops (50% of time under supervision)
• research work and intensive weeks: exploratory assignments on ecology, the tree, the material construction of spaces and environments, communication and audiovisual tools, lighting, critical analysis of public spaces...)
• cross-discipline courses: living science, engineering, social science and humanities, culture and history of the town and planning, fine arts.
• work placements: worker, landscape gardening (1st year), general contractor (2nd year), and project management (4th year).
• study trips