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Interpreting Australian Landscape Design (LARC30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeLARC30002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Interpreting Australian Landscape Design forms part of the Design Histories Specialisation.

This subject develops an understanding of the formative influences to have shaped contemporary public and private landscapes.

A critical examination of the historical development of landscape design in Australia requires study of: key international design precedents through history; social influences, personalities and institutions in Australia; and, philosophies, theories and events that have defined physical outcomes.

Fieldwork is directed toward the study and evaluation of selected case study sites as viable heritage landscapes within established principles of conservation, management and heritage interpretation.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of international and historical periods to have shaped Australian landscape architecture from the seventeenth century to the current day
  • Understand and identify via case study research the formative cultural and physical influences which have affected landscape design outcomes in the past.
  • Apply the principles used in historical landscape design projects to solving contemporary problems related to designing for the conservation, interpretation and management of places in Australia.

Generic skills

  • • Capacity for independent thought; • Understanding the interrelationship of ideas, events and technologies with physical or documented examples; • Ability to apply historic knowledge to conceptualise designed outcomes; • Demonstrated ability to research through the competent use of library, archives and other sources of historic data.

Last updated: 22 October 2019