Graduate: MLA

RISD's MLA program prepares students to address increasingly complex issues at the interface between the natural and cultural worlds, and to develop innovative design solutions in a range of typologies and scales. Fully accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the program is unique in that it gives students access to RISD's diverse fine art and design courses, classes at Brown University, study abroad options and a six-week Wintersession.

At the core of the curriculum is the design studio, a forum for investigating aesthetic, ecological, cultural and technological issues. Students are challenged to think critically, work creatively and develop self-reliant design processes as they complement studio work with the study of drawing, history, theory, ecology, cultural geography, plants and technology.


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 Michael Smith