TES 255

Visual Communication Design

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Course Description

Teaching visual design principles and processes through digital and print media.

When Taught

Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

4

Other Prerequisites

or instructor's consent.

Title

Basic Skills

Learning Outcome

Provide an opportunity to learn the basics of graphic design.

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Teacher Preparation

Learning Outcome

Prepare you to teach communications technology, graphic design, and web design.

Title

Profession

Learning Outcome

Introduce you to the visual communications profession and professional literature.

Title

Application

Learning Outcome

Gain competency in applying the design principles in both print and web mediums.

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Course Outcomes - Level 2

Learning Outcome

Students will prepare to teach communication technology - specifically graphic design in print and web formats. To accomplish this students will first learn the primary and fundamental theories of design, and develop associated skills and understanding by completing a variety of projects, including but not limited to: user experience designs for a variety of web applications, print designs in the form of advertisements and identity design. Second, students will design instructional ideas for use in both industry and educational settings (i.e., lesson and unit plans), which they will have evaluated by peers, instructor, and through application (i.e., they will teach their lesson plan(s) in an educational setting).  Students will be introduced to the visual communication profession and associated professional literature. Field trips, readings, and client work will be the primary methods of meeting these criteria.  Students will gain competency in applying the design principles in both print and web mediums. As note above the course assignments will provide the means for accomplishing this outcome. In addition, peer evaluations, and student presentations will help accomplish this outcome.

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Course Outcomes - Level 1

Learning Outcome

UETS Standard 4: Content Knowledge UETS Standard 7: Instructional Strategies UETS Standard 6: Instructional Planning UETS Standard 8: Professional Growth/Reflection STEL CDS Standard 1. Students will develop an understanding of the nature and characteristics of technology and engineering (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL CDS Standard 2. Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology and engineering (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL CDS Standard 3. Students will develop an understanding of the Integration of Knowledge, Technologies, and Practices (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STELCDS Standard 4: Students will develop an understanding Impacts of Technology (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL CDS Standard 5: Students will develop an understanding Influence of Society on Technological Development (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL CDS Standard 6:  Students will develop an understanding History of Technology (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL CDS Standard 7: Students will develop an understanding Design in Technology and Engineering Education (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL CDS Standard 8: Students will develop an understanding Applying, Maintaining, and Assessing Technological Products and Systems (as it pertains to communication technologies).   STEL TEP Standards 1 - 8: 1. Systems Thinking 2. Creativity 3. Making and Doing 4. Critical Thinking 5. Optimism 6. Collaboration 7. Communication 8. Attention to Ethics (as they pertain to communication technologies).   STEL TEC Standards 5: Information and Communication.