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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.

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93 Student Reviews
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by Kaytlin J. on March 25, 2017
Easy quick course! Completed in a week!
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by Moriah O. on March 25, 2017
A fantastic, simple, straightforward, and informative class!
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by Tim S. on March 24, 2017
Overall a good course, general flow of information through the four milestone sections builds from the previous section. The fourth milestone area was a bit more difficult as the tutorial data didn't seem to lineup well with the challenge questions. Otherwise, only needed 5 days to complete the course...
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by Stacey J. on March 15, 2017
I think this class is great if you are into art and design. At the beginning the class was interesting but I honestly started to hated this class. I am only giving it 3 stars. Others say it was great but I dreaded this class that's why it took me so long to complete. Also just a little constructive criticism, the photo of the instructor holding a cocktail needs to go and Maria was good but she stumbled over her words a lot. Just saying!
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by Noelle D. on February 27, 2017
This was a good course
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by Madeline M. on February 10, 2017
This class was fun and easy. I don't want to advocate "easy A's" but this would definitely be Sophia'a easiest class out of the 7 I've taken.
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by Deena S. on January 15, 2017
good information, well organized and easy to understand. At times videos froze and I had to exit the site and relogin but otherwise no issues
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by melissa s. on January 12, 2017
When I logged on to take my final exam , I was transferred to 6 different techs before I was able to take my exam.
Sophia replied on January 13, 2017

Hi Melissa -- Yes it sounds like ProctorU encountered some unique issues getting your exam to launch correctly. We are glad you were able to get that done and successfully complete the course. Congratulations on your achievement!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach

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