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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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Description

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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.

Reviews

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67 Student Reviews
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by Cheryl W. on August 13, 2016
great course
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by Stacy M. on August 11, 2016
Overall, an informative course. Sometimes had issues with example images loading during milestones or challenges.
Sophia replied on August 11, 2016

Stacy - congratulations on your successful course completion ! We do have a system test we can have you run on your computer to help determine why images may not be loading. Our team is here to help!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Samantha C. on August 5, 2016
This was a great course! I love how easy it was to learn.
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by Itamar Z. on July 21, 2016
This is by far the number one way to advance in school at the lowest price possible
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by James C. on July 16, 2016
great class!
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by Cole V. on July 13, 2016
Great Course!
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by Janet P. on July 10, 2016
The course was very enjoyable.
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by Sarah W. on July 5, 2016
Painless and easy. Just like all classes outside of one's major should be.

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