Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
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Enrolling in Courses
We'll be posting the "term timetable" shortly. This PDF will tell you when and where classes take place.
All courses can be found on the course site. Courses are listed by academic term, and provide information on who's teaching the course, as well as lecture times and locations. Once available, course outlines can be accessed through the site.
Courses and associated information will be added to these links once available.
Tuition and Fees
Any student enrolled in a SAPL studio course is required to pay a $170 supplementary fee to cover workshop expenses and maintenance. You'll see this show up in MyFinancials section of your MyUCalgary Student Centre. Find out more information on tuition and fees on the following websites:
Graduate Program-Specific Tuition and Fees >>
Information about General Fees >>
Tuition and Fee Regulations >>
Refer to your home faculty and Enrolment Services for more information on fees.
Electives and Travel
Experience landscape architecture from a new perspective. Whether it's through study abroad programs, block week courses or electives, find out how you can enhance your studies.
The Master of Landscape Architecture is a first professional degree at the master’s level. It is a course-based degree which means no research thesis is required. The Program curriculum incorporates the breadth of Canadian Society of Landscape Architects accreditation requirements and the program was accredited in 2018, three years after it admitted its first students.
The Program is a three-year curriculum (including a Foundation Year plus two years, M1 and M2). Applicants with previous related design degrees (for example, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture) may have some or all of the Foundation Year courses waived. The program is structured around a sequence of core design studios, technology courses, and design theory and methods courses. Because of this curriculum sequencing all applicants admitted to the MLA must enter the Program in the Fall term.
All applicants admitted to the MLA program start in the fall term.
Resources and support
We're here to support you. Learn more about the things that will enhance your education:
Funding Resources >>
Facilities and Workshop Bookings >>
Policies and Forms >>
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Events and exhibitions
Supplement your education with events you won't want to miss, such as the Design Matters Lecture Series and gallery exhibitions.
Lunch and Learns
A regular schedule of lunch and learns takes place throughout the academic year. Schedule will be posted soon! If you want to pitch a learning session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Build your network
Here are some places to start:
Alberta Association of Architects
Alberta Professional Planners Institute
Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
Design Talks Institute
Graphic Designers of Canada, Alberta South
Urban Land Institute, Alberta Chapter
Canada and US
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Canadian Institute of Planners
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
Land | Terre Design Research Network
American Institute of Architecture Students
American Institute of Architects
American Planning Association
American Society of Landscape Architects