Question:

What education is needed to become a landscape designer?

4 August, 2021 Jeremy Pingree 4

Answers (4):

  • AUTHOR: RONALD FLEISHMAN
    9 August, 2021

    The first step is to take a landscape design course. This will not only teach you how to use the proper software with ease and accuracy, but will also give you the knowledge necessary for designing exterior environments, including water features. The second step is that you should work in an interior design firm for at least three years as an assistant or front desk worker. This will allow you to learn about all types of materials used in interior design, from linens and rugs to wall coverings. All this knowledge will be put into action when it's your job to furnish a room with coordinating accessories.
    Lastly, find designers who specialize in landscape design and ask them if they'll take on an apprentice.

  • AUTHOR: VINCENT KLEMP
    9 August, 2021

    A landscape designer earned their degree in Interior Design, as fields of study are closely related. Likewise, it is important for a student to have an extensive background in the natural sciences. Courses should include Herbology, Botany, and Horticulture Plant Propagation - all of which fall under the domain of botany. Remember that plants are living organisms too! Proficiency in mathematics is also very beneficial to design projects involving water drainage or irrigation patterns for even surface distribution of fertilizers or herbicides across property lines.

  • AUTHOR: ANDREW ANTES
    9 August, 2021

    It's important for a landscape designerto have knowledge of both interior and exterior design. So, an education in interior or exterior design is beneficial before starting the coursework necessary to become a landscape designer.
    An Interior Design Degree will provide you with general understanding of creative concepts and practical skills relating to interiors, as well as communication skills in various types of professional settings. An Interior Design Degree can be helpful to people who are considering becoming General Contractors, Architects or Sound Engineers--people looking for an Associate's degree often go back home school themselves after they get out of high school than if they attended college.

  • AUTHOR: DONALD FETZER
    9 August, 2021

    Landscape designers need to be knowledgeable about botanical terminology and design techniques, as well as ecological concepts of how ecosystems function. To work in interior design, you will want to develop an appreciation for art history and other disciplines including architecture, lighting strategies, color theory and textiles. The ability to balance opposites or different parts together in a whole is key.