The next course start date is 29th September 2017
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Timetable

  • Week 1
    GD101 Introduction to Draughtsmanship
    GD106 Geometry of Space
    GD104 The Design Process Pt. 1
    GD107 Introduction to Draughting

    Homework
    Upload 3 Alphabet exercises
    Week 3
    GD103 Graphical Communication
    GD303 An introduction to the Evolution of the Modern Landscape
    GD304 An introduction to the Evolution of the Modern Landscape
    GD108 Drawing Exercises 3 & 4

    Homework
    Upload 2 of your best examples for exercise 3 & 4 Start History Time Lines
    Week 5
    GD400 Image Manipulation with Picasa
    GD503 Allocation of space
    GD102 The Design Process

    Homework
    Upload project 1 sketch Plan for feedback
    Week 7
    GD705 Concrete for Garden Design
    GD709 Materials for Walls
    GD712 Walls Design & Workmanship

    Homework
    Upload project 1 sketch for final feedback
    Week 9
    DG505 Intuition & Analysis
    GD711 Timber: The Material
    GD710 Timber: Construction
    GD411 Project 2 Town Garden

    Homework
    Upload project 2 sketch for feedback

    Week 11
    GD601 Introduction to CAD

    Homework
    Upload project 2 sketch for feedback
    Week 2
    GD501 The Site in its Setting Pt 1
    GD301 An introduction to the Evolution of the Modern Landscape
    GD302 An introduction to the Evolution of the Modern Landscape
    GD107 Drawing Exercises 1 & 2

    Homework
    Upload 2 of your best examples for exercise 1 & 2
    Week 4
    GD502 Recording space, Tools and Techniques
    GD105 Plotting and Scale
    SITE SURVEY EXERCISE

    GD506 Drawing up Site Survey
    GD411 Project 1 Courtyard Garden

    Homework
    Upload your site survey + 1 photo of the area
    Upload project 1 sketch Plan for feedback
    Week 6
    GD901 Introduction to Planting Plans
    GD109 Introduction to Section Elevations
    Master Class Social networking for garden Designers

    Homework
    Upload project 1 sketch for feedback
    Week 8
    GD200 Introduction to SketchUp

    Homework
    Upload Finished project 1 sketch for marking
    Week 10
    GD713 Pond Construction
    GD910 Rendering Techniques

    Homework
    Upload project 1 SketchUp Model for feedback
    Upload project 2 sketch for feedback
    Week 12
    GD708 Introduction to Stone
    GD707 Garden Paths and Drives
    GD700 Hard Landscape Portfolio

    Homework
    Start Hard Landscape Portfolio in CAD
    Upload project 2 sketch for final feedback


  • Week 19
    GD902 Plant Form Texture & Habit
    GD702 Levels, Surveys and Setting Out
    GD1103 Setting out Plans

    Homework
    Start your rough planting plan for project 2 in pencil ready to transfer to CAD in week 2
    Input project 2 into VW and start your Key plan and Cascade drawings for week 24
    Week 21
    GD1101: Plan of work
    GD1102 An Approach to Specification Writing
    GD1106 Standard Draft Specification

    Homework
    Write a full specification for project 2 for week 24
    Week 23
    GD1107 Site Safety (CDM Regs.)
    GD1208 Costing Project 2

    Homework
    Costing’s exercise for project 2
    Week 25
    GD905 Principles of Planting Design Pt1
    GD908 Colour Theory

    Homework
    Speed Design Exercise
    Week 27
    MasterClass with John Brookes
    GD1112 Swimming Pool Design

    Homework
    Speed Design Exercise in the style of John Brookes

    HALF TERM

    Finish Mood Board, Bubble Diagram, Site analysis, and sketch plan for first crit
    Week 31
    GD906 Design Considerations for
    Plant Selection
    GD1209 Telephone Technique

    Homework
    Speed Design Exercise 1st Crit Project 3
    Week 33
    GD1113 Tennis Court Construction
    MasterClass with Anthony Paul
    MasterClass with Anthony Paul Pt.II

    Homework
    Speed Design Exercise in the Style of Anthony Paul

    3rd Crit Project 3

    Week 35
    GD801 Garden Photography
    GD803 Garden Documentary Photography
    GD802 Flower Photography

    Homework
    Garden Photography Project HAND IN PROJCET 3 Sketch Plan
    Week 20
    GD1109 Surface water Drainage
    GD1110 Piped Drainage and Soak-a-Ways
    GD703 Technical Drawing

    Homework
    Produce full drainage plans in CAD for project 2
    Week 22
    GD1001 Intermediate CAD

    Homework
    Hand in your HLP (Under week12 GD700) Set up Sheet Layers in VW ready to hand in project 2 for week 24
    Week 24
    GD1105 Steps and Ramps
    GD1108 Contour Manipulation
    GD1111 Land Drainage

    Homework
    Contour Manipulation Exercise Hand in Layout drawings and Spec for project 2
    Week 26
    GD1207 Town Planning & Consents
    GD1115 Introduction to Irrigation
    GD706 Fences: Function & Design

    Homework
    Irrigation Plan for project 2 Speed Design Exercise
    Week 28
    GD1206 Written Communication for Professional Practice
    GD906 Design Considerations for Plant Selection

    Homework
    Start Project 3
    Week 32
    GD1210 Client meeting technique
    MasterClass with Luciano Jubilae

    Homework
    Speed Design Exercise in the style of Luciano 2nd Crit Project 3
    Week 34
    GD1205 Professional Practice and Fee Scales
    GD1204 Contract Law for Garden Designers

    Homework
    Speed Design Exercise
    Final Crit Project 3
    Week 36
    GD1203 Marketing
    GD1202 Setting up a Design Business
    GD910 Trees: Surveying and Reports

    Homework

    Key Plan P3 to be Checked by Tutor Work schedule to be Checked by Tutor


    Hand in all Outstanding work by Week 48 Including Soft landscape Portfolio Project 3 Contract Documentation and Planting Plans


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