Glyndwr Certificate – Garden Design

Garden design courses

Aims of the programme:

The Glyndwr Certificate is validated by Wrexham Glyndwr University in partnership with and delivered by Inchbald School of Design.

This course is a recognised exit point and constitutes the first two modules at level 4 and as such is the first stage of the BA Hons in Garden Design. It can also be studied as a stand-alone course. Successful completion of these modules achieves 60 credits at level 4.   Successful students receive a Glyndwr University certificate of Continuing Education and a transcript.

This course has its roots in the professionally recognised course which was the first course taught in 1960. It has been refined and developed to approach the teaching of decoration and design as a cohesive and indivisible process. The programme is open to all those who have complete A level or the equivalent, potential students must be 18 years of age or older.

Lecture and workshop based learning introduces the skills required to approach design ideas and the research background to help understand the development of the process. Studio and round table discussion facilitates the exchange of design ideas and sharing of experience. This interaction in turn introduces exchanges with other design students, an essential skill for a good grasp of professional expectation.

The course approaches design method through projects and workshops that explore a residential site. Context is supplied with lectures encompassing the evolution of styles and the history of design to familiarize students with the expectations of the professional design studio.

  • General course information
    Validation

    Wrexham Glyndwr University

    Length

    3 Months

    Dates

    23rd April 2019

    Days

    Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri full time

    Times

    10am to 4pm

    Study Type

    Full Time, On Campus

    Student / Tutor Ratio

    8:1

    Location

    32 Eccleston Square. London, SW1V 1PB

    Course Director

    Andrew Duff

    Course Administrator

    Lorraine Walton

  • Subject Overview

    Objectives

    To develop learner’s skills in the creative and research aspects of design.

    Develop an awareness and appreciation of design and begin to develop the ability to evaluate their design skills and how to communicate them

    Encourage analysis of design as a problem-solving process

    Introduce research and sourcing skills to support design

    Provide a historical context and an understanding of the trends in design

    Encourage individuality and creativity in all design work

    Understand the nature of design as a balance between functional, technical and aesthetic elements

    Introduce sourcing and the skill to evaluate materials

    Introduce and develop visual skills to communicate a scheme fully to a client

    Understand the role of the designer within the multi-disciplinary world of design

    Introduce skills in drawing, both hand and computer based to begin to successfully communicate a design scheme

  • Course Content

    Module Structure

    Introduction to Design

    This module is introduced with a series of presentations covering the overarching principles of design as they relate to simple residential spaces. Lectures will approach the idea of design thinking, development of ideas and methods of visual communication. Through the projects student will learn to organise and decorate a residential site and consider the requirements of a client. They will begin to manipulate the core elements of design, scale, form, light, texture and colour as they present both formerly and informally, ideas and considerations to tutors and peers.

    Sketch scheme techniques introduce the fundamentals of drawing and sketching and an approach to the use of computer generated imagery and drawing to support presentation.

    Research and Learning

    Design assignments provide creative opportunities and this module supports the processes that underpin that creativity. The presentation of supporting developmental work is required with students supporting their decision-making process. Evaluating and categorising information from a variety of areas relevant to design is also required and students learn to research regulatory procedures that affect the work of a designer, technical references and the acquisition of materials, fitments and equipment all need to be recorded and specified.

    Documentation and information is a large part of the design process and this module includes the methods and organisational skills required to produce full notes, keys, comprehensive schedules and specifications to describe fully presented scheme design to clients.

  • Entry Requirements

    Relevant previous academic qualification / interview / portfolio

     

    All teaching and lectures are conducted in English and the following criteria may be required if English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element below 5.5).

  • Tuition Fees

    £8,970.00 inc VAT

     

  • Teaching Methods

    Studio based with lectures, workshops and tutorials.

    Faculty

    Garden Design

    Work Experience

    Not applicable to this course.

    Career Development

    Ongoing consultation on portfolio and employment during and after the course, CV and exhibition preparation during the course.

    Further study

    Successful graduates may be eligible for further study at academic levels 4, 5and 6.

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