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4.1 Bachelor of Environmental Design - 4.1 Bachelor of Environmental Design 4.1 Bachelor of Environmental Design

The Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree is a four year program of studies consisting of two years of common ‘Foundation Studies’ (ED1/U1 andED2) followed by two years of ‘pre-professional ‘Intermediate Studies’ (ED3 and ED4). The third and fourth years are referred to as the ‘Option Years’ and include Architecture, Interior Environments and Landscape + Urbanism (a shared option between City Planning and Landscape Architecture). Typically students entering the Environmental Design Program are admitted after completion of the admission requirements.

 

 

 

Foundation Studies

 

 

Apply to University 1

ED1 / U1

 

 

Apply to Environmental Design Program

ED2

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Studies (Option Years)

 

 

Apply to Option

ED 3 Arch Option

or

ED 3 IE Option

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ED 3 L + U Option

 

ED 4 Arch Option

or

ED 4 IE Option

or

ED 4 L + U Option

The Foundation Studies of the Environmental Design Program provide a solid grounding in the basic knowledge and language shared by all of the environmental design disciplines. It also provides opportunity to develop interdisciplinary perspectives through the other academic units in the University of Manitoba. Students come to understand the holistic nature of environmental design and, at an early stage, begin to establish a rich and multidisciplinary dialogue with their peers in the Faculty of Architecture. It also enables students to discover their strengths and interests relating to a particular environmental design discipline.

The Intermediate Studies of the Environmental Design Program provide opportunities to pursue a specific professional design discipline including Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. The third and fourth years are spent studying in the Option Years where students are exposed to, and challenged by, academic and professional design theories and practices specific to a particular design discipline.

Overall, the curriculum is structured around a design studio sequence that provides a forum for exploring the complex relationships between humans and the natural and built environments that constitute the places and artifacts of cultural production. Over a four year period, a student will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue work in a wide variety of design practices.

The professional options are an important curriculum link to the graduate programs. Students holding a B.Env.D degree are eligible to apply to the graduate departments of Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture and to other graduate programs globally. Students who have completed a design degree may be eligible to apply to the graduate program. Interested students should consult the Graduate Calendar, Faculty of Architecture.

In order to be eligible for the Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree students must complete ED2, ED3 and ED4 (total 99 credit hours). Admission enrollment is limited to 100 students on a competitive basis.

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