30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces the practice of landscape design. Through a site based project, it introduces methods and procedures of landscape architectural design by taking students through the typical 'design process'. It explores analytical and creative approaches to design and introduces how the fundamental components of landscape design-landform, vegetation, water and hard material-are used to create places that benefit both people and nature. Landscape media, tools and sources are introduced and applied, and lectures on design theory and the materials of landscape support the project. Assessment is through a portfolio that demonstrates the student's design process and resolved design proposals.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Landscape Architecture):

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