Course Title: Landscape Architecture Communications 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Communications 3

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


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


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Brent Greene

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email for appointment

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, undertaken in your final year of the undergraduate program, examines the agency of communications through positioning the act of drawing/making as a practice that investigates and constructs landscape. In this course you will challenge and manipulate conventions of representation through individual research and contribute to Landscape Architectural discourse by exploring the relationship between method and outcome.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Critically apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge incorporating ecological, cultural, economic and ethical issues of landscape architecture in the medium of design using a range of design methods and practices.
• Engage in design practice that is characterised by creative and critical thinking skills, analysis, and synthesis.
• 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:
• Integrate representational conventions in order to construct/articulate a compelling agenda for your project
• Associate, curate and produce refined material that demonstrates your design practice and articulates a lineage of your research interest/s
• Modify methods of representation in relation to your representational intent
• Select, critically analyse and evaluate appropriate drawing practices/precedents in relation to your project

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in Communications 3 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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures:

The Student Charter provides an overview of key responsibilities of RMIT Staff and Students to ensure a successful experience of university life.