Course Title: Landscape Architecture Communications 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Communications 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Muhammad Yazid bin Ninsalam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0567

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. However this course assumes pass level skill and knowledge base from Foundation Studio or equivalent.

Course Description

Communications 1 is the first of three communications courses undertaken in your undergraduate degree, which introduces you to design representational convention through a process of investigating compositional and material qualities of the landscape through compositional methods and principles. In this course you will apply drawing and making techniques to explore and communicate qualitative and quantitative landscape information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Communicate using a range of forms and media to clearly and coherently present ideas that are informed by the underlying principles and concepts of the technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture.
• Assume responsibility for own ongoing learning and use initiative and informed judgment to position ideas of practice in landscape architecture and across disciplines.
• Reference technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture to describe, critique, modify and adapt relevant and innovative forms of design for professional work in the discipline.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand spatial abstraction through adopting a range of LA drawing conventions to explore compositional principles.
• Demonstrate engagement with key representational techniques and technologies through generating precise and qualitative drawings
• Recognise selected precedents and articulate relationships to ideas being explored in the course/project
• Apply skills and knowledge to develop and communicate specific aspects of a project coherently

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in Communications 1 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 you to demonstrate your competency in Landscape Architectural representation in relation to the course’s learning outcomes.
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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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