Question:

How to become a landscape designer without a degree?

4 August, 2021 Erasmo Catt 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: MARGHERITA REDNER
    6 August, 2021

    In the past, landscape architects would begin with a degree in urban planning. People who take this route have to spend an additional 2-6 years studying landscape architecture and gain showing they have the necessary competencies. You can get certificates in landscaping, but there are not many schools that offer degrees in it currently. Interior designers would focus on interior design, or alternatively they could pursue a degree (MFA) in environmental design. Alternatively, if someone wants to be creative and explore their own ideas for creating landscapes without following any of the other routes mentioned so far, it is possible to go about it from various standpoints such as international relations and technology studies.

  • AUTHOR: MICHAEL STOVAL
    6 August, 2021

    If you want to become a landscape designer without a degree, it's easier than ever. There are many classes that are designed for people who don't have an interior design degree and they cover the same material, but in less detail. You also need to look for creative ways of getting hands-on experience so that you can shine when going into interviews at landscape design firms. One way to do this is by volunteering at future projects with eco-friendly designs or green spaces that have been recently created in your area. Another idea is to work with kids by coaching them through arts and crafts projects or volunteering as an assistant coach on youth sports teams if there aren't any opportunities where you live.

  • AUTHOR: JOE BYRON
    6 August, 2021

    It can be difficult to become a landscape designer or even an interior designer without a degree. But there are ways. It's possible to take design classes on different topics or you could get work experience with artists, construction workers and designers in your desired field. Keep in mind that it may not be easy as degrees are the surest way of getting a job but if you're just interested in taking the initiative and learning from people who have been doing it for years then it is possible.

  • AUTHOR: MARGHERITA CULTON
    6 August, 2021

    If your goal is to become a landscape designer, then you should study what's involved in that. There are many landscape design oriented courses offered on the internet or at community colleges. The other option is to pursue an interior design degree/diploma. Landscape designers often have a diploma in either interior or architecture and studies how surroundings people with furnishing and decoration needs through doing research for clients or shops, sampling items from available manufacturers, undertaking production work if necessary, planning layouts of living spaces and evaluating the effectiveness of proposed schemes before construction starts.

  • AUTHOR: ZONIA MISCHKE
    6 August, 2021

    Landscape designers work primarily with outdoor spaces, making their designs based on the natural surroundings. This normally happens on residential properties that are more expansive and have an adequate budget. A landscape designer without a degree may find themselves pigeonholed in smaller projects or finding less creative freedom to explore some of their own ideas. Fortunately, those without a degree might be able to shift over into interior design, though there isn't much information readily available about this field for potential career changes at this time outside of trade schools/educational programs. There are several opportunities for careers in customer service positions from landscapers and contractors who only require certification but won't hire individuals graduated as landscape designers or architects without experience and additional qualifications.