The Landscape Design Minor offers an introduction and practice in the materials and methods, design processes and communication tools (drafting, modeling, rendering and fabrication) utilized in the design of spaces between buildings, i.e. landscapes. In Studio I, students first learn to consider human occupation of and movement through forms and spaces. They learn how to design and describe three-dimensional spaces in technical drawings and models, both physical and digital (using AutoCAD and Rhinoceros software). Technologies + Ecologies 1: Landscape Technologies presents the materials and methods of landscape construction, which are considered in the design of two urban parks in Studio II. Landscape Design minors will be assigned a desk in the A/L/i studios during semesters of enrollment in an A/L/I course(s).
The Landscape Design minor is open to students majoring in Communication Arts, Digital Media, Fine Arts and Product Design. Because of their major curricular requirements Fashion Design and Toy Design majors will only be allowed to enroll on a case-by-case basis. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with fewer than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Interior Design minors will be assigned a desk in the A/L/I studios during semesters of enrollment in an A/L/I course(s).
|ARLI260||Technologies + Ecologies I||3.0|
|ARLI271||Digital Media II-A*||2.0|
|ARLI273||Digital Media II-B**||3.0|
*WAIVED Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in ARLI250 Studio I. Product Design students may take PRDS271 in place of ARLI271.
**WAIVED Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in ARLI252 Studio II.Product Design students may take PRDS370 in place of ARLI273.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors section of the Course Catalog.
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For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Landscape Design Minor Academic Plan 16-17
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Landscape Design Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Landscape Design Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Landscape Design Minor Academic Plan 19-20