Landscape Architecture (LI accredited) PgDip
Facts about Landscape Architecture (LI accredited)
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||Full time: 2-3 days per week
Part time: 1-2 days/eves per week
|Assessment||Collaborative projects, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, critical reflection, design projects, seminar presentations, critical reviews, essays.
Choose Kingston's Landscape Architecture PgDip
This course explores spatial design and programme in relation to land-based issues and initiatives at the strategic, regional and local detail design scales. It will prepare you for effective and proactive landscape practice by encouraging you to develop your ideas and clarity of expression through projects that address 'live' and competitive briefs. There is a special commitment to sustainability and regeneration.
What will you study?
You will look at considerations of scale, speed, time and change, material qualities and experience. The Communication and Making module provides key elements of the course and reflects the demands of contemporary practice for compelling landscape representation and design.
The module is underpinned by theoretical and professional practice studies. You will develop live design projects, which will be reviewed by clients and may be the subject of community consultation. You will build an individual portfolio of design work through the course and exhibit work at the end-of-year show.
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Many of the staff in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.
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Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Landscape Architecture Project
This module is shared with students of architecture. It aims to address current contexts of professional practice in the built environment relevant to both disciplines and professional body requirements. Students critically review a practice and the practice portfolio for seminar presentation and develop a management report for their major design project.
Communication and Making
This module develops your understanding of:
- the communication and making processes involved in delivering landscape urbanism projects; and
- the necessary transdisciplinary and inclusive public/private engagement and interaction needed for defining vision and the impetus for delivery and sustainability.
Landscape and Urbanism Theory
The module seeks to develop a theoretical grounding and literacy in landscape design and urbanism. The subject area overlaps with others such as architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture – texts are drawn from each of these disciplines.
Much of the synthesis of the material will rely on seminar discussion and independent study. The module focus is the bringing together of different disciplines with the 'landscape' (rather than the 'built form') as forum for discussion.
You participate in seminar presentations and reviews of critical texts, and prepare an individual manifesto or essay for presentation.
We also aim to develop this module as a short course/public lecture programme.
Related to this course:
A bursary sponsored by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Landscape Institute is available to students on this course. Read more.
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