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A degree in Garden Design will allow you to become professional, work with other industry experts and produce work to high creative standards. Garden designers focus on the detail in design. Intricate, intimate spaces with plants chosen for their colour, texture, interest and scent are the hallmark of high quality garden design. As a professional Garden Designer, you may become involved with the design of courtyards, school grounds, community gardens, private estates, show gardens, interior design and historic landscapes. During the course, a range of design projects will be undertaken that cover all aspects of design, beginning with smaller-scale projects and culminating in the final year with detailed design work with the potential to exhibit at a garden festival such as Tatton or Southport.
Here at Myerscough, we are situated within beautiful grounds with an arboretum, ornamental gardens, greenhouses and plots where you can learn about plants and practice your design skills. As students, you will also have access to UCLan in the bustling city centre of Preston. Another benefit of studying Garden Design at Myerscough is the multi-disciplinary team that you will be working with. We have excellent horticultural facilities and this particular course has a strong horticultural basis. Garden Designers who understand and can use their knowledge of plants are in demand in industry. We also have Creative Design here at Myerscough and you will have access to photography and floristry tutors, and materials should you wish to develop your artistic and presentation skills.
Year 1 - Academic and Professional Skills; Plant Knowledge; Plant Utilisation; Surveying and Plan Drawing; Garden Design; Principles of Design and Photography Technical Skills OR Landscape and Garden History
Year 2 - Industry Project; Creative Projects (double module); Applied Plant Utilisation and Management; Landscape Construction and Specification; Research Development
Year 3 - Dissertation; Advanced Creative Projects (double module); Planting Design; Greenspace Professional Practice; International Developments in Landscape and Garden Design
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Preston Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|A level||BCC||3 A-levels at minimum C or above|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) will also be considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) will also be considered.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CDD|
Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications.
The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications.
Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis.
If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.
Additional entry requirements
You may be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly if this is the case.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|