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Postgraduate Course: MLA Landscape Portfolio 2 (ARCH11186)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryMLA Landscape Portfolio 2 extends and develops the student portfolio started in Landscape Portfolio 1. The projects build on and develop ideas and content introduced in Landscape Portfolio 1. The content 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 continue to develop understanding and skills started in landscape Portfolio 1. The brief/s and site/s 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. The portfolio of project/s will be submitted at the end of Semester 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. to critically analyse site, programme brief and materials and to follow a logical decision-making process based on this understanding
  2. to develop abstract ideas and place their work in a landscape architectural context
  3. to assess solutions and solution types and make judgements about their suitability
  4. to communicate design solutions, ideas and arguments through graphical and verbal means
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 and presentation skills
Additional Class Delivery Information This course is sub-divided into three project options, which will be indicated in the course Learn folder.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMiss Anais Chanon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5798
Course secretaryMrs Anne Davis
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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