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Online Garden Design Courses at Inchbald School of Design

  • Spring 2015 diploma and short courses enrolling now!
  • 10% limited-time discount on Diploma Courses!
  • Flexible, online courses designed to suit you.
  • 3 months to 3 years in length
  • 100% student satisfaction rate
  • Study at home + optional Inchbald workshops
  • Career counseling and job placement
  • Internationally respected qualification
  • Full 1-2-1 support from your tutor
  • Payment plan & career development loans available

Course
Start Date
Length
Entry Requirements
Hours
Price
Full Course Information
Qualification

Design your own Garden

12th January 2015

3 months

None

4 hours per week – Flexible

£900.00 (January only)

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Inchbald Certificate

Principles and Practices of Garden Design – Online Diploma

4th May 2015

1 Year

None

Minimum 10 hours per week – Flexible

£6,680.84

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Online Diploma

Advanced Principles and Practices of Garden Design – Online Diploma

4th May 2015

2 Years

None

Minimum 10 hours per week – Flexible

£10,361.69

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Online Diploma

Diploma in Garden Design – Online Diploma

4th May 2015

3 Years

None

Minimum 10 hours per week – Flexible

£14,042.54

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Online Diploma

Diploma in Garden Design- Online Postgraduate

5th October 2015

3 Years

2:1 degree or validated APEL/APL

Minimum 12 hours per week – Flexible

£16,455.31

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Postgraduate Diploma university validated.

Our student testimonials speak for themselves.  With its global reputation and decades of experience, studying with Inchbald enables students to hone their talent and bring out their individual attitude to design.  The School has a long-established reputation for serious, practical training that is designed to prepare our graduates to enter the design professions and counts among its alumni some of the most respected garden and interior designers in the world. Enrol now to reserve your place for 2015.

Design your own Garden

The Online Garden Design Course is structured to take you through the process of designing your own garden in order to give you an understanding of design principles and planting plans. Your work will include:

  • a concept plan for your garden
  • a sketch plan of your design
  • a mood board, a planting plan and plant list

Working closely with tutors over twelve sessions, you will explore a conceptual approach to garden design during a programme which includes:

  • Preparing and reading a plan
  • Design priorities
  • Form and function, mass and void
  • Garden survey and orientation
  • Development of ideas, using design principles
  • Hard landscaping, terraces, patios, pathways and steps
  • Water in the garden and focal points
  • Creating a planting plan
  • Plants, structure, form habit, and colour
  • Groundcover and perennials
  • Sustainability

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Principles and Practices of Garden Design – Online Diploma

Year Three involves work in a range of garden design projects involving live clients and sites, and leads to the full professional “Inchbald Diploma in Garden Design”. The Year Three programme will extend your knowledge and skills, including analysis, construction and management:

  • design analysis extends spatial appreciation, current and proposed use of the site, and its relationship to the wider environment
  • concentration on graphic communication skills towards solid preparation for professional practice
  • extended plant knowledge supported by lectures and in-depth research to develop awareness of design applications
  • construction including artistic, decorative, technical and practical aspects of design proposals
  • business management teaching is directly concerned with and specifically target to the practice of garden design

The completion of this Three Year Diploma should equip you to practice as a fully qualified and accomplished garden designer.

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Advanced Principles and Practices of Garden Design – Online Diploma

Year Two will significantly extend your professional knowledge and lead to the “Advanced Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Garden Design”. This second year programme will include:

  • surveying and advanced drawing skills
  • the use of hard landscaping elements
  • design and practical skills required for different climactic conditions – hot and cold, wet and dry circumstances
  • designing for water and bog gardens, roof and wall gardens and their sustainability
  • designs for sustainable wildlife gardens

Throughout the year you will exercise new skills with extended assignments and more complex project work, to include both domestic, commercial and aesthetic challenges, enabling you to work as a senior member of a design team.

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Diploma in Garden Design – Online Diploma

Design
You will practise the principles of design theory in a range of garden design projects involving live clients and sites.

Design analysis
This module encourages you to develop spatial appreciation and the investigation of a garden site in terms of its current and proposed uses and its relationship to the wider environment.

Graphics
The concentration on graphic communication skills provides a solid preparation for professional practice in garden design.

Planting
Through a research project and supported by lectures you will explore the plant kingdom in microcosm developing awareness of the design application of plants.

Construction
In this module you investigate the artistic, decorative, technical and practical aspects of hard landscape construction through research and supporting lectures.

Business
In this module of the course you develop a range of business skills related specifically targeted to the practice of garden design

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Diploma in Garden Design- Online Postgraduate

The Postgraduate Diploma in Garden Design runs concurrently with the Three Year Diploma Course, sharing some of the design and research projects, providing intensive professional studies which enable students to investigate in depth the impetus and consequences of design decisions and the more investigative demands of this competitive profession. Students will be expected to approach problems professionally using the Survey, Analysis, Design method, and further encouraged to explore conceptual design method and practice. Contemporary visualisation skills, both manual and computer based, are developed throughout the curriculum, enabling students to achieve a clear understanding of practical and professional issues, and leave the school with a comprehensive portfolio of work to demonstrate their achievement.

The prime objectives of these extended studies are:

  • the capacity to evaluate site and functional constraints, and to evolve design solutions through critical analysis and research
  • the development of a clear understanding of design as it relates to the garden
  • the extended development of spatial awareness and the capability to organise space with informed knowledge and comprehension of ergonomics
  • to further inform the student in the Knowledge of technical support in hard and soft landscapes

Further Course Modules will include:

  • advanced design analysis
  • design and construction
  • advanced planting studies and research
  • business methodology
  • client and contractor relationships

Further teaching through lectures, workshops and site specific projects will cover aesthetic and practical issues, forming the basis for self-directed studies and student-led discussion in preparation for possible entry to Part 11, the MA Programme in Garden Design.

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