Study Landscape Architecture at U of G!
If you’re looking for a profession that brings together your love of art, science, and the natural world, look no further than our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program (BLA). This niche field may be something you’ve either never heard of, or never really considered for yourself before. But the truth is, there are so many opportunities available for landscape architects – across Canada and worldwide!
What IS Landscape Architecture, Anyway?
Landscape architecture is a profession that combines art and science to design attractive, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces. Landscape architects work collaboratively with other professionals to plan, design and manage public spaces such as urban plazas, parks, conservation areas, golf courses and so much more. They balance human use and enjoyment with environmental health to conserve our outdoor spaces for future generations.
Aside from being Canada’s ONLY accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program, U of G’s BLA is a professional undergraduate degree with an established international reputation for producing skilled and sought-after graduates.
Highlights of BLA
- Our Reputation
- Both our BLA and MLA programs boast a world-wide reputation as a centre for landscape architecture education.
- Experiential Learning
- In addition to hands-on learning in labs and studios throughout this program, every BLA student has the opportunity to complete an internship OR an exchange in your third year
- Find yourself surrounded by creative, concerned and intensely involved peers and faculty members who love working together!
- Being a Part of the OAC Family
- The BLA program was founded under the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) in 1965! Fifty-five years later, the OAC community includes 3,700 diploma, undergraduate and graduate students, 35,000 alumni, 140 faculty and 600 staff members. This community also has a strong sense of shared purpose: To Improve Life by inspiring leaders, generating knowledge and creating innovative solutions for food, agriculture, communities and the environment.
What Do BLA Students Have To Say?
Last year, we met up with graduating BLA student, Beth Bray, who was featured in our most recent Student Viewbook.
Beth is a great ambassador of U of G’s Landscape Architecture program, and she had lots to share with us.
“I applied to U of G’s Landscape Architecture program because I liked the unique blend of courses and creative opportunities, and the fact that this is an accredited program.
My design skills in this program have really been developed through the courses I’ve taken since my first year. I came into the program not knowing how to use any sort of software, but now I can say I’m confident with Adobe Creative Suite, as well as modelling software, and have an understanding of how to build things and how spatial realms work, which I didn’t understand before.
In my third year, I completed an eight-month internship at a global urban design and planning consultancy in Toronto. Not only was I paid for my work, but I gained a lot of practical knowledge, made professional connections and have now have this great experience on my resume.”
Learn More about BLA
Want to learn more? Check out some of our previous blog posts about this program:
Still want more? Sign up on our website and indicate your interest in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree to receive program-specific information, updates on your application and exclusive invitations to events.
Ready to apply? Just fill our the online application at OUAC.on.ca and start your journey today!
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll also need to submit a Background Information Form (BIF) as part of your application. In this form, you will explain more about your interest in the program and what you think you can contribute to the field. For fall 2021 admission, the BIF must be submitted by March 1, 2021.