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Visual Communications

Visual Communications

Sophia’s Visual Communications Pathway helps you gain mastery of the 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

3 semester credits

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Sophia's Visual Communications Course helps you to gain mastery of the essentials of communicating visually and apply this mastery 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.

In Sophia's Visual Communications course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • 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

The Visual Communications course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Jennifer H. on June 16, 2018
Great overview of visual communications. Some concepts were vague but overall, this was a fun, enjoyable course.
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by Dawnelle D. on June 16, 2018
Within the milestones, you need to be able to make the pictures bigger. Not being able to makes it harder to view and make the right decision.
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by Stephen E. on June 12, 2018
Course covers content well enough and is quite easy. I completed in less than two weeks. Multiple typos in test questions though. Someone should go through it and correct typos, after all it is a visual communication course.
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by Holly T. on June 10, 2018
Enjoyable instructor (Mario).
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by Bevlin P. on June 5, 2018
It was not a easy class, but enjoyed it very much. You just need to take time and read through it. Sophia learning was very helpful. Thank you for giving me chances to pass the milestones.
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by Shannon S. on June 2, 2018
Overall very good course and Mario is entertaining while educating.
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by Chenelle W. on May 29, 2018
The class was easy to navigate through. The practice milestones really help prepare you for the final exam.
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by Maynard W. on May 25, 2018
I am a photographer, so this was a very insightful course for me. I now have a better awareness of colors and other visual elements to consider.

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