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Visual Communication and Data Representation XCOM 2040

Communication 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

​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. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Domestic fees

$339.88 - $343.18 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of XCOM 2040 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 90372

Duration

Sat Feb 24 - Sat Mar 30 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 90372
  • Domestic fees $343.18
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 - Mar 30 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$343.18

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. COURSE DELIVERY: Asynchronous online learning. You don't have to log on to the computer at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates. This is not a self-paced course. You will have specific deadlines to meet for the reading assignments and learning activities. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of XCOM 2040 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68520

Duration

Tue Jul 02 - Tue Aug 06 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 68520
  • Domestic fees $339.88
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 02 - Aug 06 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$339.88

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. COURSE DELIVERY: Asynchronous online learning. You don't have to log on to the computer at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates. This is not a self-paced course. You will have specific deadlines to meet for the reading assignments and learning activities. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Visual Communication and Data Representation
  • 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)
  • Write the critical justification for a visual solution to a communication problem.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Visual Communication and Data Representation (XCOM 2040) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Communication Essentials
    Microcredential Part-time
  2. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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