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Postgraduate Course: MLA Landscape Portfolio 1 (ARCH11189)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryMLA Landscape Portfolio 1 consists of a portfolio of landscape design projects. These projects are designed to test theories, integrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the resolution of landscape design problems and issues. The project content of the portfolio is the result of an agreement between the programme director, course organiser and the student. The project types undertaken will be selected according to the student┐s background, design understanding, experience and interests.
Course description The student will, with advice from programme and course directors, select various projects which will develop their skills as landscape architects. The briefs and site will be given and the students will work with tutor/s and peers on the development and realisation of their individual and group design proposals. Their portfolio of project/s will be submitted at the end of semester 1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Portfolio of design work and workbook/s 100%
Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. analyse a site and brief based on a knowledge and understanding of both
  2. establish key issues that will drive the design process and follow a logical decision-making process
  3. develop abstract ideas into appropriate landscape design proposals
  4. analyse and select appropriate design solution/s
  5. communicate design solutions graphically and verbally
Reading List
DEE, C. (2001) Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture: A visual introduction, Spon Press, London and New York

DOIDGE, C. PARNELL, R., AND SARA R. (2000) The Crit: an architectural student┐s Handbook, Oxford: Architectural Press

LAURIE, M. (1976) An Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Pittman

SCHON, D. (1983) The Reflective Practioner: How Professionals Think in Action, New York: Basic Books

Other references as appropriate to the design projects undertaken
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills critical analysis, organization and setting aims.
creative problem solving
communication & presentation skills: graphical and verbal
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Elinor Scarth
Tel: (0131 6)51 5887
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
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