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COMM 2040 - Visual Communication Strategy and Data Representation

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The purpose of this course is to analyze and deploy visual communication techniques to solve communication problems. Parallels are drawn between verbal and visual rhetoric and tone, and students are taught the basics of visual brainstorming, developing and refining visual ideas. Course material includes effectively selecting and implementing colour, typefaces, images, and layout techniques in order to effectively convey complex messages using visual media.

Prerequisite(s)

Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (COMP) course. Students must also have one of the following English requirements, as well as intermediate word processing skills in the latest version of MS Word for Windows: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to IZUNA's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$333.88

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 84197

Mon Feb 19 - Mon Mar 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 19 - Mar 26 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 364

Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course Outline

Cost

$333.88

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 64752

Mon Apr 23 - Mon Jun 04 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jun 04 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 364

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$333.88

Notes

  1. No class on Monday, May 21 (Stat Holiday).

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define purpose, audiences and planning process for specific visual communication tasks.
  • Evaluate and select Raster or Vector graphics according to your purpose and correctly set up files for output.
  • Critique and apply visual rhetoric and tone in messages.
  • Design and create visually accessible information using appropriate visual presentation techniques (alignment, proximity, colour, font, image treatment, white space, symbols, etc).
  • Write the critical justification for a visual solution to a communication problem.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

COMM 2040 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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