Modes of study:
The degree programme in Landscape Designed was established owing to forty years of didactic and research traditions of the Department of Bionics in Design. Throughout the years, dozens of students analyzed natural forms and systems, trying to implement them into design. Since 2002, the Department of Bionics has been conducting research in the design of cultural landscape. University of the Arts Poznan is the only art school in Poland that offers a degree programme in Landscape Design. Graduates are elite designers of cultural landscape specialized in the conservation and revitalization of highlighted areas in urban space. The content of curriculum is different from the curriculum of landscape architecture offered by colleges of agriculture. We regard landscape as a product of past cultures and as a message we send to the future about our spiritual presence. Highlighted spaces allow us to identify places, constitute the logo,brand and image of a certain area, city or village – they express the genius loci.
Types of courses:
BA studies have an open structure and allow students to create an individual education paths. Students can also benefit from the offer and resources of other Faculties. All studios have original curricula. Students can change their studios after successfully passing the semester or they can choose to remain in the selected studio for the whole academic year. After the first year, students are obliged to carry out a 2-week long internship. MA studies are based on individual research and projects – they shape an active and creative attitude of the cultural landscape designer. Such designer’s unique qualifications result from the combination of artistic skill and scientific knowledge. Students of MA studies independently determine the scope of research. An effective process of creative development involves learning new skills and constantly broadening one’s knowledge.