Landscape and Urbanism MA
Facts about Landscape and Urbanism
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||Full time: 2-3 days per week
Part time: 1-2 days per week
|Assessment||Collaborative projects, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, critical reflection, individual design research project.
Choose Kingston's Landscape and Urbanism MA
If you are an architect, designer and strategic planner (with theory and practice, education and experience), and would like to learn the skills to become proactive in the design of cities of the future, this course is ideal. It takes a new look at the potentials of the landscape in the context of contemporary urbanism, with considerations of spatial form and programme central to the course.
The course team has a commitment to sustainability, and the course develops interdisciplinary and team collaboration in the growing fields of urban and landscape design.
What will you study?
You will study landscape materials and technique, landscape and urbanism theory and practice. You will also develop your design and built environment research skills and have the opportunity to choose two option modules from a range across the Faculty.
The landscape and urbanism design projects will address live briefs at a range of scales, from the strategic to detailed site-specific intervention, while the masters project will develop a personal manifesto and critical proposition and enables you to develop a personal interest to support future career or research ambitions.
This course is taught by staff in the the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Teaching staff include:
- Pat Brown, principal lecturer
- Ed Wall, principal lecturer
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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 Materials and Technique
- Landscape and Urbanism Practice
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.
- Masters Project
- Landscape and Urbanism Context
- Landscape and Urbanism Project
- Research Skills
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