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R U @ High School?

Anyone with University Entrance can apply for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University. We welcome applications from everyone with an interest in design, the environment or in working with people. We have open entry to the first year so you don't need to prepare a folio!

R U @ High School?

Anyone with University Entrance can apply for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University. We welcome applications from everyone with an interest in design, the environment or in working with people. We have open entry to the first year so you don't need to prepare a folio!

 
You don’t need to have taken any specific subjects in Year 13. But if you are in Year 11 or 12 and you’re thinking about which subjects would be helpful, here are some suggestions:
 
• Art
• Biology
• Classical
• Design
• English
• Environmental science
• Geography
• Graphics
• Visual Arts
 
Almost any subject you are studying at school could be relevant because landscape architecture combines science and the arts – it is the environment and design profession. Although the list above shows the most relevant subjects.
 
It is very diverse and can take you off in all sorts of directions.
 
In the first year, you’ll cover a broad range of topics and scales, so you get a really broad introduction to designing within our environment.
 
You’ll get involved in developing your design process, be a part of a flexible, open plan studio work environment, and get an introduction to useful computer software including 3D design packages.
 
You learn how to abstract ideas to produce concepts, how to work with contours and landform to produce engaging and creative environments, and how to generate design proposals for real sites that have the potential to be built.
 
Plus, you will get to head off on field trips that look at the dynamic geophysical and cultural processes of places like Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill, Peel Forest and other great locations around the South and North Islands.
 

 

FAQs

 
Q: There are other places to study Landscape Architecture in NZ, so why choose Lincoln?
A: We’ve been here the longest, have the best reputation and our graduates are work-ready and highly sought-after.
 
Q: I’m really interested in landscape but I’m not very good at drawing. Will this be a problem?
A: The most important thing is that you enjoy learning new and challenging skills that can affect our world. You’ll be taught drawing, sketching and rendering skills, which you’ll get to perfect over your four years of study.