This program is perfect for...
- Starting on the path to becoming a licensed landscape architect
- Individuals who are passionate about designing for the natural environment
- Those who dream of creating parks, trails, theme parks, and urban landscapes
- Individuals looking for a career working communities through engagement and facilitation
What you can learn.
- Master the fundamentals and principles of design through modeling and drawing
- Design processes and drawing techniques to create landscapes
- How to artfully combine science and natural processes into your landscape designs
- How to analyze problems in terms of design and physical form
- Various dimensions of professional practice, including management and professional ethics
- The history and practice of garden and landscape design
Over 40 years of excellence.
Established in 1977, UCLA Extension’s Landscape Architecture Certificate program is designed for working professionals who already have at least a bachelor’s degree. It is a rigorous, 3-year program that prepares students to enter the field of landscape architecture upon completion of the curriculum.
The Landscape Architecture Certificate program is designed to give students a strong foundation in the design, technical, and theoretical aspects of the discipline. The curriculum is structured as a sequence of design, technical, and breadth courses. The goal of the program is to integrate these three areas into a single body of knowledge so that each segment is understood in the context of its relevance to the others.
This program teaches students how to move through the entire design process from concept to construction documents. The emphasis on practical applications, over the theoretical, prepares students to immediately and confidently enter the profession of landscape architecture.
Annual Student Show
The show features projects from first, second and third year students as well as Capstone projects from the Summer graduating class. All projects are reviewed by a group of distinguished jurors including local landscape architects, designers and regional planners.
If you are interested in becoming a landscape architect or landscape designer, the student show can provide you with visual examples of the work product produced throughout the Landscape Architecture program.
To view the full online digital shows, select a link below.
What our certificates have done for our students.
feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers
1 in 4
received a salary increase after starting a certificate program
switched careers after completing a certificate program
recommend a certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
New students will begin this program in either Summer or Fall quarter. A Bachelor's Degree is required for application.
COVID-19 Update: All in-person classroom and hybrid courses are currently being offered via remote instruction, until further notice. Remote instruction courses occur in real-time during a live, pre-scheduled Zoom session where instructors and students interact. Learn more about all instruction methods.
This program is a total of 111 quarter units. Estimated tuition per credit hour is $242.16.
Estimated Cost Breakdown
All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.
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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.
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