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Visual Communication Strategy and Data Representation COMM 2040

Communication Part-time Studies Course

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 1850 or COMP 2010 or COMP 2369). 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: English Studies 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (ie: COMM 0015 "70+")

Credits

1.5

Cost

$337.38

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of COMM 2040 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 64752

Duration

Mon Jul 11 - Mon Aug 22 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 64752
  • $337.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 11 - Aug 22 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course outline

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Cost

$337.38

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. SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. No class on Monday, August 1 (stat holiday). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning 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

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