Program Requirements
The Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree (B.Env.D) is a four-year program of studies consisting of two years of common 'Foundation Studies' (ED1/U1 and ED2) 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.

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.
Foundation Studies
Apply to University 1 ED1/U1
Apply to Environment Design Program ED2
 
Intermediate Studies (Option Years)
Apply to Option ED3 Arch or ED3 IE or ED3 L+U
  ED4 Arch or ED4 IE or ED4 L+U


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 options are an important curriculum link to the graduate programs. Students holding a B.Env.D are eligible to apply to the graduate departments of Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture and to other graduate programs globally. Interested students should consult the Graduate Calendar.


ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PROGRAM ARCHITECTURE MASTER PREPARATION (ED AMP) OPTION

As a Bachelor of Environmental Design, Faculty of Architecture offers an Environmental Design Program Architecture Master Preparation (ED AMP) option for students who have a recognized first degree in either a non-design or a design-related field of study and wish to apply to the Master of Architecture Program. These students may apply and be admitted through the ED AMP Option to the Architecture Option in Environmental Design where they will be enrolled in the Environmental Design Program Architecture Option. There are two different streams available:

Stream One
Environmental Design Program Architecture Master Preparation 1 Option (ED AMP1 – two years of study). For those who have little or no formal design education and have a recognized undergraduate first degree (or are currently enrolled in the final year of a degree program) who wish to apply to the Master of Architecture program. Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this two-year option, students will be eligible to receive a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree.

In order to be eligible for the Environmental Design Program ED AMP Option students must complete the Architecture Option ED3 and ED4 (total of 66 credit hours).

Stream Two
Environmental Design Program Architecture Master Preparation 2 Option (ED AMP2 – one year of study). For those who already have an undergraduate design degree (or are currently enrolled in the final year of a design degree program) in an allied design field such as interior design or landscape architecture and wish to apply to the Master of Architecture Program. These students may be considered on a case-by-case basis for placement into Year 4 Environmental Design Program Architecture Option (ED4 Arch), but will be ineligible to receive the Bachelor of Environmental Design degree.

For further information on the ED AMP Program, please refer to the Department of Architecture's website.

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Vincent Tang, New Nature Landscape Architecture