You will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests, and the completion of individual and team projects.
The first year of the course introduces the student to the different aspects of built environment study, the design process and the underpinning skills and theory. The first two terms of this year of study comprise a largely shared curriculum across BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEA), BA (Hons) Architecture, and BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture, In the third term a specialist Landscape Unit is offered.
All students have the opportunity, with appropriate counselling, to move between courses at the end of Level 4 if they wish to do so.
The second year of the course, shifts towards interpretation of knowledge gained and the application of the skills acquired in Level 4 in the creative process and explores the subject specialisms in more depth.
For the final year of the course, students develop individual, independent lines of enquiry focused in their specialist subject. A major design project and dissertation allows them to build on the practical and theoretical elements developed in earlier years.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Environment Design.
It is anticipated that a Master's in Landscape will be added to the other Master's courses currently in development and Landscape Institute accreditation will be sought.