|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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 writing tasks;
- Use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions;
- Apply time management skills to assessment deadlines;
- An ability to work in groups as a means of enhancing learning outcomes
- Capacity for independent, analytical and critical thought and reflection.