This module equips students with skills that will be used in their final design project and for working successfully within the industry.
Students are introduced to the methodologies of research as applied to design and how to write a design proposal. The importance of strategic planning is considered in landscape design, as well as health and safety, risk assessment, sustainability, project management and costing and the role of external organisations. Also, the various professional pathways are considered in relation to garden design, landscape design and garden restoration and management.
Students develop and refine their 3D CAD skills and learn how to use advanced 3D presentation and visualisation software. They develop knowledge of integrating different software packages to produce a professional portfolio of images. They are encouraged to research and experiment with software and participate in the learning of the peer group.