Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
SOPH-0009
Organization Course Number:
VisComm1001
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
Self-paced. Students have 60 days with a 30-day extension (if needed) to complete the course
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Communications, Visual Communications, or Media Arts
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to gain mastery of the essentials of communicating visually and apply this mastery in context. Students will explore visual theories and key elements and principles of visual design, with an emphasis on color, typography, and layout. Students will learn how to analyze a visual design and will understand the role that visual communications play in today's society.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Distinguish how color, type, and layout contribute to communication
  • Analyze the role of design in visual communications
  • Examine basic visual design concepts

General Course Topics:

  • Vision and interpretation
  • Elements of visual design
  • Principles of visual design
  • Color
  • Typography
  • Layout
  • Creative process
  • Evaluating visual design
  • Influence of visual design
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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