Introduction to Visual Culture
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Communication Studies, Visual Communications
Taught In English
Pre- or co-requisites: COM 105 or permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the oral presentation requirement. Laboratory course fee €75.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This hands-on course has a twin approach to the fundamentals of visual literacy, combining practical experience with theoretical tools, enabling students to coomunicate visually in an effective, persuasive, and aesthetically pleasing way. Artistic and design strategies, concept development, image production as a means for media/social critique, international sign and symbol communication, logo and corporate identity, magazine design and viral imagery will be discussed and addressed through visual problem solving exercises.
3 credit hours. Pre- or co-requisites: COM 105 or permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the oral presentation requirement. Laboratory course fee €75.
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