Design Project - Site, Concept and Theory
Se portfolio instructions on: https://www.slu.se/lam-portfolio/
Additional course evaluations for LK0367
Academic year 2022/2023
2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21
Academic year 2021/2022
2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23
Syllabus and other information
LK0367 Design Project - Site, Concept and Theory, 15.0 CreditsDesignprojekt – Plats, koncept och teori
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, which of
Specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• landscape architecture • architecture • landscape planning • built environment • design • spatial planning • geography • landscape science • environmental science • civil engineering
and an approved portfolio accordning to specific instructions. See link for portfolio instructions during additional information.
OR 150 credits from a Landscape Architecture programme at SLU or an Erasmus partner university.
English 6 or equivalent.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
reflect on the process of designing landscapes
deal with complex design situations and find personal solutions to them
comprehend the importance of the concept development in landscape design and how to communicate this
relate his/her own individual working methods to the design theories applicable to landscape architecture
discuss and analyse what makes good design in landscape architecture
The focus of this course is on the design process of landscape architecture and planning.
It spans the intricate interplay from concept development, via design theory to sketch proposals. The course is based on one or several real design tasks in different kinds of landscapes. Through these design tasks specific and general questions on the design of landscape architecture will be discussed together with the theory of landscape design.
Inspiration comes from historical and professional examples in landscape architecture as well as contemporary scientific and practice orientated fields of design and architecture. The course participants will also be encouraged to seek inspiration from different fields such as architecture, painting, sculpture, music, dance and theatre.
The course is aimed at international participation and offers possibilities to explore both multilateral and intuitive approaches to the design process. The participants are encouraged to experimentally develop and appraise different individual design methods. Each participant shall present alternative design proposals and critically evaluate their own and other’s
proposals, their presentations and argumentations. Importance is given to the presentation - communication - which is carried out verbally and visually through e.g. illustrations and models. The student shall be aware of the creative spark that characterizes "good design".
Attention is paid to the personal development of each student. The participants are to take active part in formulating their own briefs and also in developing the day to day schedule within the set course frame. The students attending will be able to participate in the planning of detailed parts in the course.
The course comprises lectures, excursions (compulsory), supervision exercises (compulsory), literature seminars (compulsory), criticism/reviews (compulsory), independent studio work and independent writing work.
The course gives 15 skills training credits for students in the Landscape Architecture Programme.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Attendance at scheduled parts of course; a pass on submitted seminar work and examinations. Specifications of compulsory attendance and assignments are given at course start. Lecturers will evaluate the quality of compulsory assignments submitted and presented by students. Students’ knowledge and their ability to engage each other in critical and analytical discussions will also be assessed in the reviews and in the literature seminars.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationSe portfolio instructions on: https://www.slu.se/lam-portfolio/
High attendance during the independent studio work is strongly recommended and necessary.
The following SLU courses corresponds to project- and design courses:
- Inomhusträdgårdens material och design
- Utomhusträdgårdens material och design
- Projektkurs Trädgårdsdesign
- Material – konstruktion och projektering
There may be additional costs for an optional shorter study tour.
Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Students admitted to Landscape Architecture – Master´s Progamme 2011-2019 are eligible for the course.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
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