You can now train as a garden designer from home, wherever you are in the world. Award-winning British garden designer, Duncan Heather, founder and principal of the Oxford College of Garden Design, has just launched the world's first-ever interactive online garden design course.
There's a lot misconception regarding the word online. Our new course is not a correspondence course you download from the web; it truly is online.
All lectures will be watched as on-line video tutorials. There will be interactive online exercises, and students will talk to their tutors using web chat and classes will be given via webinars.
Each online student will be allocated their own qualified garden design tutor and will follow the same timetable as the classroom students.
The one-year course provides a post-graduate level qualification in residential landscape architecture and offers:
- Interactive video tutorials and podcasts
- A personal tutor
- Community-based learning in the "virtual classroom", i.e. talking with fellow students via online forums
- Lectures to listen to on iPod/phone/MP3 player
- Online galleries – featuring ground plans, planting plans, construction drawings and more
- Monthly webinars - live video streams with question and answer sessions
- Interactive video tutorials on CAD (computer aided design) and ground modelling
Closing date is the 30th March 2010 so get your entries in soon!
Winning Design By Sophie Dixon