Introduction to Visual Communication (ART 180)

This course introduces the fundamental principles of visual communication as they apply to the graphic design profession. Students are introduced to the scope of the graphic design field while developing skills in industry-standard tools and techniques. Assignments introduce creative visual problem solving from research and concept development and formal exploration of form and composition through the principles of critical thinking and human visual perception necessary for effective communication. Relevant historical and contemporary examples of visual communication are explored as students are encouraged to develop a personal style and expand their creative skills in discovering solutions as effective visual thinkers. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II with a minimum grade of C
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II with a minimum grade of C
Term Location Sections Available
2024 Summer Semester - 6 Week Sections - Second Group
2024 Fall Semester - 15 Week Sections
Blue Bell
2024 Fall Semester - 7 Week Sections - Second Group