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Visual Communications

Visual Communications

Sophia’s Visual Communications Pathway provides an introduction to basic concepts of visual design, helping you apply these concepts in context. In this Pathway, you will explore visual theories of communications and key elements and principles of design, with an emphasis on color, typography, and layout. In this Pathway, you will learn how to analyze a visual design and will understand the role that visual designs play in today’s society. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at United States Sports Academy
  • United States Sports Academy Equivalency: Humanities
  • Category: Humanities

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Sophia's Visual Communications course helps you gain an understanding of the essentials of communicating visually and to apply this understanding in context. In this course, you will explore visual theories and learn about the key elements and principles of visual design, with a focus on color, typography, layout, and design analysis. This course emphasizes real-world context and the role that visual communications play in today's society.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 9 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 3 Milestone assessments (this are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

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

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287 Student Reviews
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by Terrance A. on July 18, 2019
Fun course
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by Robert A. on July 16, 2019
Very interesting course and lots of information to absorb. I thought some of the non-video tutorials could have had a little more information (or examples) regarding certain subjects, though.
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by Kristofer F. on July 13, 2019
Interesting class had no idea visual communications was such a deep topic. Thank you!
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by Susan R. on July 13, 2019
Really liked the instructor Mario. His voice was soothing and the examples he used in the course made sense and were easy to understand.
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by Calin B. on July 11, 2019
Interesting course! I found the 3rd milestone pretty challenging. The final milestone is not that hard. However, you might need to take notes. Honestly, a lot of information, that requires sticky notes.
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by Priscilla B. on July 6, 2019
Great course!! I really enjoyed the format.
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by Sarah S. on July 4, 2019
Very intuitive. Easily digestible information in the appropriate amounts set me up for success!
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by Lucretia H. on June 28, 2019
Awesome course, informational and excellent elective.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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