(Randi Engan: Hovinbekken)
The study emphasizes urban landscape architecture within a studio based curriculum focused on design. The programme offers studio courses in landscape architecture and urbanism, as well as elective courses in history, techniques and theory, which in combination forms a professional education and gives the title Master of Landscape Architecture.
Each semester students participate in one studio course of 24 ECTS credits and one elective course of 6 ECTS credits. The courses in Landscape architecture are compulsory.
The scope of the diploma assignment is 36 ECTS credits. The diploma project that is conducted during the last semester of the programme yields 30 credits. In addition, the student must take a compulsory 6-credit elective on programme work during the semester prior to the diploma assignment.
A semester consists of courses of varying credits and duration. The aims and structure of each course can be found in the course descriptions. The master’s programmes are full-time studies that require attendance and devoted work in all lectures, seminars, workshops etc. It is not possible to study landscape architecture as part time studies.
A form of teaching based on project work in a studio, which integrates teaching academic knowledge and skills as part of the project work. Studio teaching is an intensive form of teaching that entails a high exchange of knowledge between the teacher and student. The teaching will be either in Norwegian, Norwegian and English or in English only.
Studio courses end with a run through of the students’ project work by appointed examiners, where at least one is an external examiner. Studio courses are marked Pass/Fail . Assessment is based on attendance, study progression and the quality of submitted material. When evaluating project work, criteria will be adjusted to the number of semesters completed.
The elective courses are courses meant to supplement the Studio courses either as practical courses or as theoretical courses. All elective courses are available to all students from the 7th semester onwards.
Assessment is based on attendance, study progression and the quality of submitted material. Elective courses are marked Pass/Fail .
Upon graduation, all students receive a Diploma Supplement
attached to their Diploma and transcript of records.
The Master of Landscape Architecture programme has a tradition to arrange an excursion/study trip each semester. The average duration is 1-2 weeks. The expenses are covered by the students themselves. Excursions are not compulsory, but AHO recommends that students take part.
Material costs and expences
Unfortunately, AHO does not have the resources to supply students with materials or all relevant hardware and software. Consequently, students are expected to cover their own expenses in relation to this.