Based in specialist facilities at Cornwall’s Eden Project this programme is designed for those with an emerging passion for garden and landscape design. It will enable you to pursue a career within this creative industry and will also appeal to those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of garden and landscape design for more holistic reasons.
The programme integrates the creativity of art and design with a core understanding of horticulture, earth sciences and landscape technology. We recognise the world of garden and landscape design is diverse so you will work together with a specialist teaching team to reflect the need for graduates to have a wide range of skills. This team includes award-winning garden designers, artists, landscape architects, design historians and horticulturalists all of which combine private practice alongside their teaching commitments and have significant industry experience.
Students under the tutelage of the current team have won numerous awards including the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year, three times in the last five years, and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award, three times in the past six years, latest awarded to recent HND graduate Jo Midwinter in 2015.
Through real or ‘live’ projects during the course you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes – whilst at the same time developing your own unique design identity and philosophy. Clients students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden.
In the second year, particular emphasis is placed upon professional practice, design communication and user-focussed design. Alongside subject specialists you will study how to progress design concepts and ideas related to contemporary user group themes like design for the elderly, health and well-being, therapy and social inclusion.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Garden and Landscape Designer
– Landscape Architect
– Garden and Landscape Consultant
– Horticultural Consultant
– Computer Aided Designer
– Professional Design Communicator
– Landscape and Amenity Manager
– Project Manager
- UCAS Code: 003K
- Institution codes: DUCHY D55
- Awarded by: Duchy College & Plymouth University
- Course Fee (per annum): £7500
48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Indicative Modules Year 1
- Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations
- Space, Place & User
- Design Communication: Tools & Techniques
- Plant Use in Design
- Horticultural Science
- Practical Horticulture for Designers
- Design Foundations: Garden & Landscape
- Personal & Employability Skills Development
Indicative Modules Year 2
- Garden & Landscape Design 2: Practice
- Planning & People
- Contemporary Issues in Garden & Landscape
- Garden & Landscape History
- Professional Identity
- Negotiated Project
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information