Welcome to VCOM 50
Visual Communications and the Process of Design
VCOM 50 is an a multifaceted overview and introduction to the vocation of visual communication and the creative processes involved; the thought process and technical methods and tools used in developing concepts and final designs for print or web. Emphasis is placed on exploring the conceptual design process, learning the language of design, and basic level technical skills and techniques using industry standard software, cross-platform operating systems, and hardware. The prerequisite Visual Communications 48 may be taken as a co-requisite, i.e. at the same time.
25 minute lecture plus 2.5 hours in-studio lab each Monday and Friday, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
There will usually be 1 to 1.5 hours of out of class work each week as well as extra credit opportunities for more advanced students.
Click this link to watch the WELCOME VIDEO: Introduction and Welcome!
This video details some of the programs and materials needed for the class, as well as introducing the required and recommended textbooks. It also includes a brief history of the discipline. Whether you find it entertaining or not, I can’t say. But, I think the narrator is great!
Click this link to download class Syllabus: 50SyllabusSpring-11