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University of Greenwich

Garden Design

UCAS Code: K311

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Preferably one in a science-based subject.

UCAS Tariff

96
50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Landscape design

This degree provides the opportunity to learn about garden design at a college affiliated to a University set in semi-rural Kent. The BA Hons Degree in Garden Design is accredited by the highly regarded Landscape Institute. Garden design is a flourishing industry with a high demand for design skills from domestic clients seeking high end, detailed garden proposals. Commercial clients such as developers and architects increasingly require professional garden designers to consult with, commission landscape and garden designs and to aid with planning applications as well as the management of on-site implementation.Designed to blend creative and artistic passion with a scientific understanding of horticulture and plants, this programme takes advantage of the extensive established gardens at the College, as well as the links with heritage gardens and industry.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Visual Design Communication (30 credits)
Horticultural Principles & Practices (30 credits)
Spatial & Three Dimensional Studies (15 credits)
Landscape Materials & Assembly (15 credits)
Garden Design History & Philosophy (15 credits)
Work based learning (L4) (15 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Garden Design 1: Ideas, Theories and Context (30 credits)
Garden Design 2: Client, Process and Presentation (30 credits)
Sites, Survey & Planning (15 credits)
Planting Design (Hadlow) (15 credits)
Site Practices & Technology (15 credits)
Work based learning (L5) (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Professional Practice (15 credits)
Design Dissertation: Masterplan & Narrative (30 credits)
Design Dissertation: Devlopment & Detailing (30 credits)
Garden Restoration & Management (15 credits)
Future Thinking Topics (15 credits)
Garden Design Market Place (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Garden Design students predominately produce portfolio work throughout each semester, presenting design, research and drawing work at various stages of each unit. Assessments are varied and reflect the module outcomes of each course. There are both written and practical assignments, and opportunities to work on innovative project work. A few units are assessed through examinations, which take place in January and May each academic year.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,630
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,630
per year
Scotland
£8,630
per year
Wales
£8,630
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hadlow College

Department:

Hadlow College

TEF rating:

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54%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
13%
Agricultural and related trades
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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