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Visual Communication and Culture BCST 5010

Broadcast Communications Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​In a modern world where visual technologies increasingly facilitate communication and social interaction, visual literacy is vital. Much of our experience in looking is grounded in habit rather than analysis. Through cultural theory and concepts, this course explores how meaning is both created and transmitted in the visual world.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$447.00

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 5010 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 86586

Duration

Thu Jan 04 - Thu Mar 28 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 86586
  • Domestic fees $447.00
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:15 Online
Instructor

Angus Ferguson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$447.00

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be delivered synchronously ONLINE, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled online lectures on the days and times noted on the course web page. This is not a self-paced course. Ideally students should attend all online sessions during the posted meeting times and online class attendance is mandatory Jan 4, 25, Feb 15, Mar 7, 28. If seats remain, registration is permitted after the course start date up to January 17, 2024, by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 5010 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66025

Duration

Thu May 09 - Thu Aug 08 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 66025
  • Domestic fees $447.00
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 09 - Aug 08 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Angus Ferguson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$447.00

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be delivered synchronously ONLINE, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled online lectures on the days and times noted on the course web page. You will be expected to attend online class meeting times as this is not a self-paced course. Solid written and spoken English language skills are required for success in this course. If seats remain, registration is permitted without approval up to May 22, 2024, by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define "culture" and "visual culture".
  • Diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of various communication media.
  • Explain how shared understandings of visual culture emerge.
  • Discuss the many ways various communication media have impacted our societies.
  • Describe the various visual trends that are occurring around the world today and that have occurred throughout history.
  • Create and deliver well researched, critically analytical and polished oral and/or written reports.
  • Critically analyze and understand, from multiple perspectives, a variety of visual media.
  • Evaluate a variety of cultural and historical artistic expressions.
  • Read images as text.
  • Analyze how visual media communicates in various ways throughout time.
  • Identify, analyze and contextualize various artistic styles and time periods.
  • Conduct formal analysis and college-level research.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018

Related Programs

Visual Communication and Culture (BCST 5010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
  2. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Global Business Studies
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  5. Video Production and Editing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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