Explorations (Landscape Studio 1)

Subject 702-249 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: ENVS10008 Virtual Environments
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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Dr Jillian Walliss
Subject Overview: This subject introduces fundamental approaches for thinking about and exploration of landscape architecture. This studio explores ideas of presentation, design processes, and key theoretical concepts relating to contemporary landscape architectural design.

Students will be expected:

  • To develop a range of techniques for exploring sites and generating design outcomes
  • To develop representational skills
  • To develop an understanding of landscape architecture as a culture and material space

Assessment: Assessment will be based on two design projects, including a seminar presentation, and the submission of a portfolio; to the equivalent of 5,000 words.
Prescribed Texts:

James Corner (1999): Recovering landscapes: essays in contemporary landscape architecture.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Student will be expected to have:

  • Critical and spatial thinking
  • Graphic representation
  • Visual and oral presentation skills
  • Understanding design processes
Links to further information: http://www.benvs.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Landscape Architecture

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