Advanced Planting Design

Subject 705-618 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to 4 hours a week (48 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Entry to 200pt Master of Landscape Architecture or 705213 Designing with Plants or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Ray Green
Subject Overview:

This subject develops advanced skills in planting design as a theoretical and professional practice. Through a series of design exercises (some taken in groups), the traditions of planting design through time are critically reviewed, analysed and tested in contemporary environments against the typical constraints and realities of various contemporary environments (physical form, microclimate, soils and hydrology, ecosystems), including horticultural knowledge and supply, establishment, protection and maintenance. The culminating exercises require the proposal of innovative responses to a complex contemporary site problem.

This subject aims to develop knowledge of and the capacity to analyse for contemporary relevance, planting design traditions and approaches; the capacity to design planting for a variety of complex environments from the confined to broad-scale site.

Assessment: A series of 5 graphically presented design exercises(equivelant to 500 words each) and collectively worth 50% due weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. Final assignment (equivelant to 2,500 words) worth 50% due in week 12.
Prescribed Texts: TBC
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • written, verbal and visual presentation of ideas
  • correct use of technical terminology
  • information gathering and critical synthesis
  • application of generic theories to specific examples
  • appropriate use of design terminology
Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture

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