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HORT5404 – Design Studio

Module code
Module title
Design Studio
The aim of this course is to develop skill in creating and presenting landscape designs.
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Site context and analysis
- Design theory
- Te Aranga design principles (or similar, in consultation with mana whenua)
- Composition
- Iterative design process
- Kaitiakitanga and approaches to design
- Feedback and response
- Compilation of material and plant palettes
- Client relationship management
- Layout and presentation
- Digital image manipulation and collage
- Presentation and communication skills
Learning Outcomes
LO1: Develop cohesive landscape concept plans that respond to project briefs and site parameters.
LO2: Prepare a landscape design proposal in formats relevant to the landscape design industry.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course is achievement-based. Aakonga must submit all specified assessment items, achieve all learning outcomes, and obtain at least 50% overall in order to pass this course.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.

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