Landscape Architecture is a profession with notable achievements, brilliant opportunities for the future - and a need for recruits. The best statement of the landscape profession's position and prospects comes from Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe's masterly book on the Landscape of Man (Thames and Husdon, 1975):
"The world is moving into a phase when landscape design may well be recognized as the most comprehsive of the arts. Man creates around him an environment that is a projection into nature of his abstract ideas. It is only in the present century that the collective landscape has emerged as a social necessity. We are promoting a landscape art on a scale never conceived of in history"
Also remember the words of Daniel Burnham "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized, make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die". [Daniel H Burnham is usually quoted has having said "Make no small plans" and perhaps he used both phrases].
A landscape education equips you for the following:
Even within the landscape architecture profession, there are many opportunities for career specialisation. See our introductory section on landscape architecture.
But even if you decide to follow a career outside landscape architecture, you wil find that a landscape education has taught you a valuable set of transferrable skills. You should learn how to:
There are few other university programmes which offer such a wide range of skills.