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Landscape Design

Fanshawe College
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Blended learning
London (Ontario, Canada)
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Program description

Landscape Design

Landscape Design is a three-year co-operative program of study providing training in the design of many types of landscape areas, with emphasis on residential landscape design as well as experience with commercial and institutional sites. A variety of skills in areas such as drafting, computer-aided design, three dimensional modeling, design illustration and visualization are combined with the knowledge of design theory, plant and hard materials, landscape construction and new technologies to provide students with the skills necessary to source employment in the expanding field of landscape design. Qualifying graduates of the Landscape Design program, have the option to receive advanced standing into a related Bachelor's Degree in the Environmental Design and Planning program at Fanshawe College as well as the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Guelph where they may continue their studies.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Reason & Writing 1-Art & Design
  • Dynascape-Intro
  • Landscape Design Studio 1
  • Horticulture 1
  • Site Inventory & Evaluation
  • Presentation & Illustration 1
  • Woody Deciduous Plant Identification
  • Land Styles & Techniques
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Communications for Design
  • Computer Drafting for Design 1
  • Landscape Design Studio 2
  • Landscape Materials
  • Horticulture 2
  • Presentation & Illustration 2
  • Woody Evergreen Plant Identification
  • Modern Architecture

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Computer Drafting for Design 2
  • Landscape Design Studio 3
  • Field Construction 1
  • Plant Identification
  • Presentation & Illustration 1-Landscape
  • Surveying & Site Services
  • Ecology

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Computer Drafting for Design 3
  • Landforms
  • Landscape Design Studio 4
  • Working Documents
  • Planting Design
  • Computer Illustration
  • Field Construction 2

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Computer Drafting for Design 4
  • Landscape Structures 1
  • Special Project/Research & Development 1
  • Computer Illustration 2
  • Landscape Management
  • Landscape Studio 5

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Computer Drafting for Design 5
  • Landscape Structures 2
  • Landscape Studio 6
  • Special Project/Research & Dev 2
  • Professional Practice
  • Geographical Information Systems 1

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,474.98 CAD, and the total fees are 2,504.65 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,843.55 CAD, and the total fees are 9,479.20 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer

Career opportunities

Landscape Design graduates have obtained positions with landscape architects, design/build landscape contractors, nurseries, government agencies and sales. A high percentage of students aspire to operating their own businesses

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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