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COMM 2040 - Visual Communication Strategy and Data Representation

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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 BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$337.38

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 43542

Mon Oct 25 - Mon Nov 29 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 25 - Nov 29 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$337.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.

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

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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English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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