Art / Design / Writing

Visual Literacy and Culture


This course introduces students to visual communication, which is at the core of a culture’s symbolic systems, whether as images, video, or active technological processes that structure the way we perceive and react to the world. Students will explore how visual messages represent concepts and define culture. Using three different theoretical models of analysis students will decode the visual language employed in various cultures.

CMC 243: Radio and Television Writing


CMC 243 is an introductory course in writing for electronic media, concentrated on radio, TV and Internet news, commercials and public service announcements.With the successful completion of this course, students will have written promotional copy, news copy, advertising copy, and feature copy, in short, a representative sampling of writing styles used and in some cases required by contemporary media industries. This course provides opportunity to collect material for a professional portfolio and to prepare for potential internships and job applications.