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Formal Landscapes and Wild Gardens

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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Society, fashion and taste have all played their part in the rivalry for dominance of these competing garden styles. Creating order out of chaos has been used as an alternative to ‘nature’ as the ideal model for the man-made landscape. Using the visual record, contemporary literature and writing, we will study a wide range of gardens created in Britain since 1700 to show how they reflect deeply held convictions and aesthetic values.

Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in finding out more about the creative influences behind garden making.

Learning and Teaching

There will be illustrated lectures, discussions, and student led investigations into specific gardens.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning.

Assessment will take the form of a 2000 word essay or equivalent coursework, which provides a case study of a landscape feature, showing an in depth appreciation of style and content.

Reading suggestions

Notes and suggestions for appropriate books will be provided by the tutor at the first session.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.