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Academic year 2019/2020

Studio - Form and landscape character (LK0348-20023) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

LK0348 Studio - Form and landscape character, 15.0 Credits

Studio - Form och landskapskaraktär

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Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

First cycle


Title Credits Code
Landscape architecture 7.50 1002
Graphic arts and design 7.50 1003

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

In addition to the general entry requirements, knowledge equivalent to the field-specific entry requirements A3:
- Mathematics 3b or Mathematics 3c
- Science studies 2 (or Biology 1, Physics 1a, Chemistry 1 or Biology 1, Physics 1b1+1b2, Chemistry 1)
- Social studies 1b or Social studies 1a1 + 1a2


The course aims to provide the student with basic knowledge and skills to interpret the landscape characteristics and to provide basic knowledge and skills in graphic arts and design relevant to the landscape architect’s work.

Knowledge and understanding
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- register and interpret a landscape´s different character as seen from different aspects and formulate the observations in words and pictures

Competence and skills
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- show a certain familiarity with the sketch as a tool to explore and test spatial characteristics and problems
- interpret, analyze and report on a landscape in words and pictures
- interpret maps and apply the knowledge by visualizing a landscape in a three-dimensional model
- use Adobe software for simple image processing
- depict real motives in black and white, and color techniques
- give shape to ideas
- make a 3D-perspective drawing


The course consists of two parts, landscape architecture and graphic arts and design.

Landscape architecture
The student practices the ability to perceive, understand and present spatial and three-dimensionality in the landscape and in connection with that applies previously acquired knowledge in geology and hydrology.
In a series of compulsory exercises, the student makes analysis of different landscapes, partly methodical based on scientific theory and partly from personal experience of landscape character. Among other things, the students builds a model of a familiar landscape and makes a general geological and hydrological description of it.

Graphic arts and design
In practical exercises the student train in free hand drawing, painting and spatial design. In lectures and seminars, imaging and artistic investigation is discussed as well as drawing and painting materials. By applied exercises, the student train the ability to observe, to make an image of the observed and to reflect on the depicted. In lessons and exercises the basics of perspective drawing and three-dimensional illustrations is trained. Exercises and seminars are compulsory.

The course gives 15 credits of skill training.

Formats and requirements for examination

The course is divided into two sub examinations corresponding to the course two subjects. The parts are graded separately and are put together according to the course assessment criteria.

Landscape architecture, 7,5 credits: Approved assignments and active participation in compulsory parts.

Graphic arts and design, 7,5 credits: Approved assignments and active participation in compulsory parts.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0234 och LK0229, LK0293
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Landscape Architecture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0348 Application code: SLU-20026 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%