The Master in Planning and Conservation of Gardens and Landscape, implemented in collaboration with the Polytechnic of Milan and open to graduates in agricultural, natural or architectural fields, has a long tradition.
In 1996 started as post-graduate course originally called "Expert in design and construction of parks and gardens."
Starting from the eighth edition in 2003, this course has become a true Master of the Polytechnic of Milan but it continues to take place with the participation of teachers of Minoprio Foundation (www.fondazioneminoprio.it).
The course aims to train experts in the field of decorative greenery by the knowledge of the species used in gardens, analysis of the sites, carrying out projects to create new spaces or recovering of green areas also of historical interest, planning and managing new installations and maintenance, conducting operating sites.
The Master has a duration of 1500 hours, divided as follows:
835 for lectures, classroom exercises, visits, study tours, internships with institutions and businesses;
665 for individual study and preparation of projects.
The areas where the Master is divided are:
• Recognition and use of ornamental plants
• Landscape analysis and design
• Urban landscape
• History and restoration of gardens
• Protection and conservation of the landscape
Master Teachers are:
Prof. Maurizio Boriani, director of the course, professor, Department of Architecture Planning, Polytechnic of Milan
Prof. Darko Pandakovic, professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Polytechnic of Milan
Arch Alberta Cazzani, researcher, Department of Architecture Planning, Polytechnic of Milan
Prof. Angelo Dal Sasso, Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Polytechnic of Milan
Dr. Giovanni D'Angelo, course coordinator, responsible Center Myrtle and postgraduate courses, Fondazione Minoprio
Dr. Tiziano Bianchi, professor of botany, Fondazione Minoprio
Dr. Virgilio Piatti, professor of gardening, Fondazione Minoprio
Marcello Parisini, plant pathologist and expert in arboriculture, Fondazione Minoprio
Dr. Emanuele Bortolotti, landscape designer
Arch Valerio Cozzi, landscape designer
Dr. Ambrogio Cantù, agronomist
Dr. Alberto Vanzo, expert of the City of Turin for the themes of public green
The course includes the accumulation of credits for a total of 60 credits, as established by the Directive for the University Master's Level I and II of the Academic Senate of the Polytechnic of Milan.
The prevailing job opportunities for students of the Master are in offices, companies and institutions involved in the design and maintenance of the landscape.