65 701 Pre-Diploma Landscape Architecture (Tromsø)


Successful completion of 60 credits. Last Semester before diploma.

Course content

The pre-diploma semester at AHO is an independent research task on a theme chosen by the candidate. In consultation with the course teacher, fellow students and a chosen advisor, the candidate is to produce a report that details a topic to be studied, an approach or methodology, a spatial program and a plan of work. This report is the foundation of the diploma work.

Learning outcomes

∙ An understanding of the complexity of a chosen urban or landscape site and topic
∙ An ability to frame artistic and scientific research
∙ An understanding of the given natural, social, cultural and technological conditions that govern urban or landscape design work
∙ An awareness of the topic’s historical, societal, theoretical and methodological ramifications
∙ An ability to communicate ideas and plan work
∙ An understanding of one’s own individual position with the discipline

Working and learning activities

The course is an individual research assignment with group discussions and interim presentations of the different research components. It concludes with a pre-diploma report containing the following elements:
- Topic description
- Site presentation
- Maps of selected issues
- Reviews and discussions of relevant literature
- Summaries and discussions of interviews with experts
- Reference projects presentations and discussions