Course Title: Landscape Architecture Portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Portfolio

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Kate Church

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 3555

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.11.52

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. However the coursework assumes a skill and knowledge base equivalent to the successful completion of Communications 1 and 2.

Course Description

This course examines the agency of representation and explores communications as a process of investigating and constructing landscape. In this course you will challenge and manipulate the conventions of representation. In this course you will engage with Landscape Architectural communication through research and contribute to the field of Landscape Architecture through challenging the relationship between method and outcome.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the Program Guide.

Program Capabilities which will be developed through this course are.

  • Understanding the agency of communication
  • Exploring design through the medium of communication
  • Effective verbal, written, graphic and visual communication
  • Effectively presenting your ideas through presentations to an audience

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Select and apply landscape architectural representational conventions in order to construct a compelling argument
  • Demonstrate through compilation and curation connections to LA discourse that articulate your research interest/s
  • Demonstrate an ability to curate and produce refined drawings and images that articulate a lineage of your research interest/s
  • Select and develop appropriate methods of representation in relation to your research agenda
  • Demonstrate through re-drawing and association the ability to interrogate and reflect on the methods used in previous work

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities include lectures, workshops and practical tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
The University Library has extensive resources for Landscape Architecture students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Gwen Scott

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course's learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

The assessment for this course will be project-based and comprise a set of incremental, cumulative tasks structured to enable students to demonstrate their competency in Landscape Architectural representation.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: