Studio 1: Landscape Design Techniques

Subject 702-441 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: 240 hours

Enrolment in the 300 point Master of Landscape Architecture.

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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Jillian Walliss
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces fundamental approaches for thinking about, exploring and generating design, equipping students with a range of techniques to engage with the design process. This subject aims to introduce and develop fundamental knowledge at a graduate level of and skills in landscape architecture.

These include:

  • To think critically;
  • To apply a range of processes and techniques for exploring sites and generating design outcome;
  • To develop representation skills, with an emphasis on digital media; and
  • To develop an understanding of design as a material space.

Documentation and presentation of design projects (including one more reports or a reflective journal) as follow:

  • Project 1 - equivalent of 3000 words, due week 5 (30%);
  • Project 2 - equivalent of 2000 words, due week 10 (20%);
  • Poject 3 - equivalent of 5000 words, due end of semester (50%);
  • Up to 10 marks are reserved for explicit evidence of reflective and creative thinking.
Prescribed Texts: James Corner, 1999, Recovering Landscape: 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:
  • Critical and spatial thinking;
  • Graphic communiation with an emphasis on digital media;
  • Visual and oral presentation skills;
  • Understanding of design processes.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture

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