Training in landscape and garden design provides you with certain subject-specific skills. These include having an understanding of the theories and concepts behind landscape architecture, the ability to interpret or produce a brief, a knowledge of plants and an understanding of design, specifically through the use of computer-aided design (CAD).
In addition to this, students of landscape and garden design will acquire other generic skills which are transferable to different roles. These include:
The course itself involves you in practical activities, but the more experience you can gain through vacation and part-time work or freelancing, the more favourably employers will look upon you when you apply for jobs, whether you choose to stay with your subject or move on into other careers.
You may also have the chance to take part in study tours, visiting different parts of the world and gaining international experience.
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