Master of Fine Arts + Master of Landscape Architecture

The Master of Fine Arts/Master of Landscape Architecture dual-degree allows students to earn both degrees in just 38 CUs.

The MFA/MLA dual-degree is STEM-designated, due to the MLA's STEM designation.


Master of Fine Arts Requirements
FNAR 5020Graduate Studio II1-2
FNAR 6010Graduate Studio III1-2
FNAR 6020Graduate Studio IV1-2
FNAR 7020Graduate Critique II1
FNAR 7030Graduate Critique III1
FNAR 7040Graduate Critique IV1
Graduate MFA Seminar1
Graduate MFA Seminar1
Select 2 FNAR Electives2
Select 2 Electives 12
Landscape Architecture Requirements
Studio Courses
LARP 5010Studio I2
LARP 5020Studio II2
LARP 6010Studio III2
LARP 6020Studio IV2
LARP 7010Studio V2
or LARP 7020 Studio VI
Theory Courses
LARP 5350Theory I: Histories and Theories of Landscape and Environment1
LARP 5400Theory II: The Culture of Nature1
Media Courses
LARP 5330Media I: Drawing and Visualization1
LARP 5420Media II: Fundamentals of 3D Modeling1
LARP 5430Media III: Landscape and Digital Dynamics1
Workshop Courses
LARP 5110Workshop I: Ecology and Built Landscapes1
LARP 5120Workshop II: Landform and Planting Design1
LARP 6110Workshop III: Site Engineering and Water Management1
LARP 6120Workshop IV: Advanced Landscape Construction1
Other Courses
LARP 7610Urban Ecology1
Select 1 LARP Elective1
Select 2 Electives 12
Total Course Units38

The four general electives for the dual-degree (two in the MFA course of study and two in the MLA course of study) should be approved by advisors in both departments to ensure that they are relevant to the unique course of study of dual-degree students.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.