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The Natural World at Academy of Art University

The Natural World course at the Academy of Art University offers students site visits and fieldwork to learn how sustainability and ecology can inform their designs.

School: Academy of Art University
Course: The Natural World
Location: San Francisco, USA, and online
Course dates: September 2023 to July 2024
Application deadline: 30 August 2023

In The Natural World course, students will learn about the essential principles of ecology, sustainability, and environmental conservation.

The course focuses on the study of natural systems, biodiversity and the impact of human activity on the environment.

Through a variety of engaging activities, including site visits and fieldwork, students will develop an understanding of the importance of ecological balance and the role of landscape architects in preserving and enhancing the natural world.

They will also learn to appreciate the beauty and complexity of nature and how it can inspire their designs.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: by Daniel-Correia.

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