You can have the career you always dreamt of and develop your love of design and gardening into the most rewarding experience. To be a landscape designer, being able to design gardens for others, work outside with living materials and orchestrate worlds for others to live in, is truly one of the most satisfying and fulfilling careers or interests there is. If this passion is what drives you, our Comprehensive Courses is will be your most valuable asset. At Irene School of Garden Design we give you the opportunity to be who you were meant to be. If you have always yearned to design, work with nature and people, love drawing decorating or putting things together, and inspire to a career that allows freedom, creativity, more time and purpose, then you are in safe hands now. Irene School of Garden Design offers morning courses for those who can study during the day and who are embarking on a career or investing in their hobby. Irene School of Garden Design also offer evening courses specifically for those who want to pursue garden design as a new career, paying hobby or serious enthusiast, but need to do so after hours. It is the career you will never retire from and our comprehensive courses will help you get there.
Comprehensive Course. Study Genres
Become a designer of outdoor spaces.
A unique approach to learning...
The leading landscape designers in South Africa and International Universities and companies recommend us because we adopt a personal relationship with each student and present our courses in an enjoyable, friendly, and dynamic manner that suits everyone, regardless of your language preference, age or level of experience. We offer the only 1 year landscape design course that develops design skill trough creative conceptual thinking through a study approach and content unique to us. Irene School of Garden Design is independent, which allows us to be current, quality driven and personal, and are not bound by typical constraints of tertiary education such as points, credits or disruptions in learning. Irene School of Garden Design was also the first to include and develop spatial and architectural philosophy and theory into courses. Courses are presented to smaller groups of students; this ensures students get the attention they deserve. Course material is presented by the most unsurpassed industry individuals together with Lee Burger, holding BSc Larch (UP), BL Hons (UP) and ML Prof (UP) degrees in Landscape Architecture and active S.A.C.L.A.P. member. We are also one of only a few institutions to continue adopting a bilingual approach to education. We offer students ample opportunity to steer their careers with practical work as well as theoretical knowledge, continually assessing student progress to uphold the highest quality of education available, and ultimately want to achieve the ultimate and every form of what we stand for: “designing gardens for life…”. Ample tests, exams and design assessments, moderated by professionals, assure that we only put our best in the market place, and also give you an indication of how you are doing and what is expected from a well-rounded prospective landscaper. Students who uphold a good standard of work may now also register with the guild of landscape design in South Africa.
For the serious Designer.
1-year, Morning or Evening course...
Our 1-year comprehensive courses are sorted into six theoretical subjects, and various practical components. Students can address each core competency as a course for leisure or purpose. Each subject is offered as a complete series with unique assignments relating to each subject. Once all subjects are completed students can achieve a credential of achievement or excellence. The South African Guild of Garden Design now also welcome our students to register after completion of studies to add a range of benefits to their new career or business. Our courses are orientated to give students content and learning experiences only available through us with content that is current as well as internationally and locally applicable. Students can choose between morning or evening courses starting February or September each year. Whether it’s for pleasure or to become a designer of outdoor spaces, you now have courses that comfortably fits into your busy schedule and becomes a credential in garden design.
Study times and payment plans:
Study Mornings or Evenings
All our class-attending courses share the same content allowing students study one morning or one evening a week with additional one on one appointments that suits your schedule during private school terms.
Start February or September
A one-year comprehensive course in both morning or evening format starts every February and every September. The theory of courses is presented over the course of one year during private school terms as per the year calendar. We allow students to be the master of their own time because each student has different demands on their time, thus assignments and projects can be handed is as they are completed provided the total period of study does not exceed on year and six months.PDF Download Register Now
R5 000 Deposit before course starts and R22 749 before end of Feb or Sep (depending on starting date).
Three Payments of R9 750. 1st payment before course starts, thereafter in 120-day intervals.
R5 750 deposit (of which R400 is an admin fee). Remainder to be paid monthly, over 8 months (R2799 + R200 admin = R2999 p.m. due before 28th of each month).
We are all for a green future...
To ensure we teach as sustainably as possible, all course notes are provided digitally: online to download or on your portable drive. Missed a class? No problem. You can easily stay on schedule with our distance learning version of that class and contact your lecturer when you get back. Want to get even more out of your passion? Join us in our one on one approach to assist with your design and broadening your knowledge on studio Wednesdays or sit in on our creative Wednesdays for green industry talks. The only thing we care more about than designing with nature, is our students...
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