"Hmm, I actually know plenty of assistant and associate profs. who only have MLAs (though generally post-prof., so MLA IIs or MLAUD). What they've told me is that you really have to have breadth in your very specific area of focus, so having…"
"Also, my portfolio that got me into UBC's MLA program had 2 arch projects, 1 urban design project, 1 wood sculpture, a few paintings/drawings, a few photographs, 1 super 8 film, and 1 spread of sketches."
"Not sure if Trish from UBC's admiss sent you this, but you may find this useful. Also, it's a bit lengthy and I'm too lazy to edit it down.
Thoughts on the Portfolio portion of a UBC Architecture application...The portfolio is the…"
I wrote this in reply to another one of your posts, but I'll copy it here as well.
What I find funny is that, coming from architecture (also a field that is extremely cyclical), I've actually found a plethora of jobs in both…"
"Most people who go for a post-prof 1 year MLA aren't doing it to take the same courses as they did for their BLA, but rather for research and academic purposes (at least at most top schools).
And mauiBob, the masters realm is still dominated…"
I am Umut, I am doing my master on landscape architecture in Germany. As a part of my master,I need to go to Africa for a project. It is my dream I am running for a scholarship which it is being done by public voting via facebook.…"
"I was in the same round of applications as you, so I'll be starting the GSD this fall! As such, can't really comment on my experience, but I have talked to quite a few current and former students. All GSD MLA grads that I know are…"
"@Jaideep, well, it would be 3 years regardless for me, seeing as it's MLA 1. I actually think 3 is a perfect length in order to learn both design, plant ids, theory, history, etc. at all scales and situations."
"I was also recently in your shoes choosing between MLA programs, and ended up turning down a full ride to LSU in order to accrue a hefty bill from the GSD.
As you say, UMich and the GSD are very different MLA programs (I'd argue polar opposite…"
I am seeing the same thing--have bid 4 projects in the past month, only to find the client's budget to be 1/2 of my material cost!
Like you, I have been at this a long time. I have never seen such a disconnect."