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This subject will provide an overview of landscape design and the broader landscape industry; discuss landscape design principles and their application to practice; explore garden history and prominent garden designers; describe the residential landscape design process and planting and materials design. Guest speakers from industry will contribute to the subject.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should:
- Describe the design process from client brief through site analysis to finished design and design documentation.
- Outline professional responsibilities of designers and clarify the roles and needs of professional support
- Discuss historical and contemporary gardens and their influence in design inspiration, including Melbourne’s garden history
- Communicate appropriate design solutions for different sites, resolving problems through this process.
- Apply learned design principles to a simple residential garden design.
- Describe the design functions and aesthetics of different planting and materials used in landscape design
• Sourcing, interpreting and applying information from written and electronic sources to individual tasks;
• Use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions;
• Time management and the meeting of deadlines;
• Report on an experimental procedure using scientific conventions;
• Retrieval, from a range of paper-based and electronic sources, of information required to develop understanding of a topic, and the use of this information, with appropriate recognition, in report writing.
Last updated: 3 November 2022