BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Residential Landscape Design

PWS 103


$ 564.00

Instructor: Phil S Allen PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Design and composition as applied to development of residential grounds.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Landscape Design
Lesson 2: Design Graphics: The Language of Landscape Design
Lesson 3: Outdoor Rooms
Lesson 4: The Landscape Design Process
Lesson 5: Great Landscape Designers
Lesson 6: Gardens of the World
Lesson 7: Resident Inventory
Lesson 8: The Site Analysis
Lesson 9: Art and Landscape Design
Lesson 10: Functional Diagrams
Lesson 11: Landscape Form Composition
Lesson 12: Introduction to Landscape Plants
Lesson 13: Woody Plants: Trees
Lesson 14: Shrubs, Ornamental Grasses, and Vines
Lesson 15: Softscaping the Ground Plane: Flowers, Ground Covers, Mulches, and Lawns
Lesson 16: Landscape Design: The Third Dimension
Lesson 17: The Master Plan

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Students will need to purchase basic drafting tools and supplies, as well as be able to create clear, large (at least 24" x 36"), high-resolution images of their work. An assignment and the portfolios must be submitted by mail as hardcopies.

   No Materials required for this course!