This course focuses on urban design, combining creativity, curiosity and technical skill to design innovative ways of using the natural and built world where dense populations and high competition for resources creates exciting tensions and opportunities.
Urban landscape architecture will offer the opportunity to explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction technology. It will encourage the development of an understanding of the interactions between people, activities and places, and the way the environment can influence mood and behaviour.
Landscape is at the forefront of key contemporary questions of biodiversity, sustainability and conservation and is well placed to examine and find solutions for problems arising from such inexorable forces as climate change and sea level rise.
To prepare you for the profession, we put an emphasis on cross-disciplinary practice and live competition briefs. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring further industry perspectives to the course.
Graduates will leave Ravensbourne equipped with knowledge and skills in landscape architecture and a vision of a designer, underpinned by architectural and technical rigour. They will also have experience of team working, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the entrepreneurial skills and broader business awareness necessary to succeed and innovate in the creative professions and the built environment.
Urban landscape architecture graduates may go on to work across different areas of landscape; design, management, planning and urban design in private practice or government offices. Their solutions help create thriving communities and sustainable places.
Top reasons to apply for this course
- Work in state-of-the-art studios.
- Develop practical design knowledge through project work.
- Learn from experienced academic staff, practising designers, and researchers.
- Explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction technology.
- Understand the interactions between people, activities and places.
- Learn how environment can influence mood and behavior.
Key study topics
- Future facing creative urban design, experiment and exploration in new kinds of place making
- Town study visits in the UK and abroad, looking at contemporary design
- Opportunities to take part in international events and competitions
- Live project opportunities
- Parametric and computer generated design at the cutting edge
- Latest techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping
- History and theories of architecture, design and cities
- Business knowledge and skills
- New developments in urban design projects around the world