COM 2010: Visual Theory


This course provides students with the critical thinking skills necessary for viewing and producing visual media. The objective of the course is to provide students with a grounding in visual communication theory, sharpen their critical eye in viewing visual phenomena, and to provide them with the skills to produce effective visuals. Software requirements: Adobe CC Hardware requirements: Mac computer or Windows compatible computer with specifications found at


  1. Demonstrate visual communication theory.
  2. Evaluate visual phenomena.
  3. Develop skills in producing visuals.


  1. COM 1010


Visual communication: Images with messages (Rev: 6)

Publisher: Wadsworth (2013)
Author: Lester, P. M.
ISBN: 9781133308645
Price: $159.39

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