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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 Cheryl W. on October 12, 2017
I really enjoyed learning all of the different elements of design.
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by Michelle G. on October 10, 2017
Awesome course! It took me less than a week to complete the entire course. The material is informative and fun to learn. I'd definitely recommend to anyone needing an elective!
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by Jane W. on October 8, 2017
Good course! Completed in 2 weeks with some dedication of time and study.
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by Rebecca L. on October 8, 2017
This course was easy, informative and actually a little fun.
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by Sharon B. on October 7, 2017
I have really loved the courses I have taken through Sophia. I would definitely recommend!
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by Joseph P. on September 20, 2017
Good course with easy to understand content. However, i noticed a lot of contradictions between modules and questions on the milestones. The content should be reviewed for accuracy and/or misleading questions.
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by Crystal A. on September 10, 2017
This was a very good course. It was a little more difficult than I thought it would be, but a good challenge. I really liked the instructor Mario. I marked him as my favorite and used him through all 4 sections of the class. This was my first class with Sophia and I am very pleased.
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by Patricia D. on August 17, 2017
Excellent!!!

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