Garden Design and Graphics

Subject HORT90045 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison email:


Ms Annette Warner


Graduate School of Science

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Coordinator:

Subject Overview:

This subject will examine contemporary garden design and design practice in Australia. Content will include investigation of design approaches and methods, introduction to graphic techniques, types of design drawings and documentation for design. Students will be required to design for a site, interact with a client , develop a design brief and graphically communicate a concept design solution

Learning Outcomes:

On Completion of this subject, students should be able to:

* Describe contemporary garden design discourse;

* Demonstrate knowledge of the design process through use of relevant documentation

* Explore design solutions for a landscape site;

* Discuss different graphic communication techniques; and

* Research and manage complex information for design purposes.

  • A portfolio of work equivalent to 2000 words - 40%
  • 15 minute oral presentation - 10%
  • 4 x drawing skills/palette assignments, each equivalent to 250 words - 4 x 10%
  • 1 x concept plan for design report, equivalent to 1000 words - 10%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Produce landscape concept design for a site ;
  • Communicate with a client and to handle a design brief;
  • Present plans and drawings to an appropriate using correct techniques; and
  • Demonstrate good oral communication skills.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture
Master of Urban Horticulture

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