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HORT5407 – Advanced Design Studio

Module code
Module title
Advanced Design Studio
The aim of this course is to enable aakonga to create a landscape design project to a professional standard.
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Client considerations and client relationship management
- Site and environmental analysis
- Development of conceptual basis for design
- Application of Te Aranga design principles with emphasis on kaitiakitanga
- Iterative design process
- Complex site situations or requirements, range examples: rural life-style sites, complex covenant, sloping sections, exposed coastal sites, on-site water body, complex user requirements, etc.
- Sustainability (hard and soft material selection, long-term management strategies)
- Plant and material palettes
- Planting plan
- Construction details
- Design communication in a graphic format
- Coherent and graphically consistent landscape design document sets
- Verbal presentation skills
Learning Outcomes
LO1: Produce landscape design outcomes that respond to the complexities of site conditions and project brief.
LO2: Present landscape design proposals in an appropriate professional manner.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.
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.
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.

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