The Working Cultures in Landscape Practice module forms part of a programme of self-development in which the student can begin to build a career path and gain an understanding of the professional working environment. In consultation with the teaching staff, the student undertakes an exciting and personally relevant independent research project into a specific area of professional practice that relates to their own vocational aims and ambitions. This allows them to see ‘behind the scenes’ in a design practice and begin to build professional contacts in the world of garden design.
This module provides a valuable experience, by making the studio-based project work undertaken in the design modules
relevant in the eyes of the participant to the world of business and the market place. The main research resources for this module originate from the differing scales of garden and landscape design businesses. The outcomes are: a case study presented as an illustrated report and verbal presentation.
This module will help students to identify their current strengths and weaknesses, the need for development in specific areas, and an increased understanding of the diversity of opportunities presented by the garden and landscape design professions.