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Do Landscape Designers Need a College Degree?

By Michelle Ecker on July 09, 2021

Do Landscape Designers Need a College Degree?

If you have a love for decorating but a passion for the outdoors, landscape design can help you combine these interests into a rewarding career. While a green thumb is definitely needed, there are other credentials and skills that’ll be necessary if you’re looking to get your landscape career started.

Do landscape designers need a college degree?

There are a lot of jobs out there that require a four-year degree, but landscape design isn’t one of them. However, that doesn’t mean that some form of an education or formal schooling on the subject isn’t beneficial. While the most important skills for a landscape designer to have are a talent with the natural world and an artistic eye, there are many nuances to the job that can be refined through a solid Landscape Design course. Plus, if you’re looking to get hired by a company, many employers look at your resume to see what type of experience you have. Being able to show a potential employer that you’ve received an education from a reputable school and were able to commit yourself to learning the foundational skills of design can go a long way in a competitive hiring process..

Additionally, aside from learning about design procedures, landscape tools, and plant selection, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the business aspect of landscape design. This covers how to start your own business and how to keep it profitable. This essential knowledge is an added bonus for anyone looking to branch out on their own rather than working for a firm.

What will I learn in a landscape design course?

If you’re looking to get involved in landscape design, odds are you probably have a bit of knowledge in design or plants or even both. But in NYIAD’s Landscape Design course, you can learn to apply mathematical and computer-based solutions to the design process, how to visualize and enhance the appearance of both residential and commercial outdoor spaces, and you’ll have a one-on-one professional landscape design mentor to offer feedback and help you throughout your course.

Design your future on your terms

Because NYIAD requires no timetables or hard deadlines, you can design your learning experience to fit into your lifestyle. All courses are self-paced and online, giving you the ability to study anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. This allows you to focus on the other important things in your life like work and family. NYIAD also believes education should be affordable, so interest-free tuition and monthly payment plans are offered on our already low tuition.

Begin your landscape design career by enrolling online today or call a student services representative at 1-800-583-1736 to learn more.