BA (Hons)

Landscape Architecture and Design

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Working to a brief, you will research and select a group of materials, develop the design to a basic technical resolution and communicate your ideas through the production of a model and construction drawings.
Working in a studio environment, you will explore the 3D nature of design by developing a project from concept to resolution in the form of an abstract model.
Develop an appreciation and understanding of the integrated nature of landscape design in the environment and the ability to design in a sensitive and responsive manner.
You will explore plant communities, both semi-natural and designed, to gain an appreciation of their variety, their contribution to the landscape and an understanding of the factors (ecological, horticultural and design) which affect their composition and maintenance.
Working to a brief, you will research and select a group of materials, develop the design to a basic technical resolution and communicate your ideas through the production of a model and construction drawings.
Working in a studio environment, you will explore the 3D nature of design by developing a project from concept to resolution in the form of an abstract model.
Develop an appreciation and understanding of the integrated nature of landscape design in the environment and the ability to design in a sensitive and responsive manner.
You will explore plant communities, both semi-natural and designed, to gain an appreciation of their variety, their contribution to the landscape and an understanding of the factors (ecological, horticultural and design) which affect their composition and maintenance.

What you'll learn

Develop and resolve creative ideas that will complement the landscape.
Learn to examine and identify a broad spectrum of plant materials - both indigenous and introduced - and develop an understanding of sustainable hard materials. You will then apply this knowledge to a wide range of landscape scenarios, considering the key principles of plant and landscape management.
Explore the significant designers, ideas, movements and processes that influenced the designed landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries. You will then apply this research, using examples of good practice, to inform studio-based design projects.
Develop and resolve creative ideas that will complement the landscape.
Learn to examine and identify a broad spectrum of plant materials - both indigenous and introduced - and develop an understanding of sustainable hard materials. You will then apply this knowledge to a wide range of landscape scenarios, considering the key principles of plant and landscape management.
Explore the significant designers, ideas, movements and processes that influenced the designed landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries. You will then apply this research, using examples of good practice, to inform studio-based design projects.

What you'll learn

Experience, reflect upon and develop an understanding of the processes of engaging with communities in the planning, design and management of their environments.
Explore and resolve a detailed design project for a real community-based client using appropriate materials and fabrication techniques, and communicate the outcome via a range of digital and traditional media.
You will demonstrate creativity, personal focus and design competence by undertaking a comprehensive and technical landscape architecture challenge from design research through to a resolved design.
Experience, reflect upon and develop an understanding of the processes of engaging with communities in the planning, design and management of their environments.
Explore and resolve a detailed design project for a real community-based client using appropriate materials and fabrication techniques, and communicate the outcome via a range of digital and traditional media.
You will demonstrate creativity, personal focus and design competence by undertaking a comprehensive and technical landscape architecture challenge from design research through to a resolved design.