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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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  • 5 quarter credits at Walden University
  • Walden University Equivalency: Communications (COTR)
  • Category: English and Communication

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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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256 Student Reviews
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by Karla E. on May 21, 2019
Great course! I learned a lot and had fun. I was able to complete this course in 5 days.
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by Maida M. on May 20, 2019
I really enjoyed the presenter, Mario. He was fun and portrayed the information in a nice, enjoyable voice. The subject matter was interesting and relatable to my experience in the business world. BTW, there were two videos that had errors where they could not be shown.
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by Kaitlyn B. on May 20, 2019
A very informative class that is easily comprehensible with the reading and videos.
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by Sarah C. on May 17, 2019
Great content, easy to follow. Quick course to get through
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by Becky R. on May 6, 2019
Very informative course!
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by Robert M. on May 4, 2019
Pretty basic stuff. There was some interesting information on the jargon of graphic design. Nothing too profound.
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by Ashley J. on May 1, 2019
I've learned so much usefully information in a short period of time. Amazing course and highly recommended. Thanks
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by belzabeth m. on April 29, 2019
I think it was a very informative course. The only thing I didn't like was that it only gives you 120 minutes to complete the milestones no matter how many questions there are.

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    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • 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.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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