Technology
 

Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication Design
Teaching visual design principles and processes through digital and print media.
TES
255
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTES 125; or instructor's consent.
 TaughtWinter
 ProgramsContaining TES 255
Course Outcomes: 

Teacher Preparation

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

Basic Skills

Provide an opportunity to learn the basics of graphic design.

Profession

Introduce you to the visual communications profession and professional literature.

Application

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

Course Outcomes - Level 1

UETS Standard 4: Content Knowledge

UETS Standard 7: Instructional Strategies

UETS Standard 6: Instructional Planning

UETS Standard 8: Professional Growth/Reflection

STL Standard 1. Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 2. Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 3. Students will develop an understanding of the relationships among technologies and the connections between technology and other fields of study (as it pertains to communication technologies). STL Standard 4. Students will develop an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political effects of technology (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 5. Students will develop an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 6. Students will develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 7. Students will develop an understanding of the influence of technology on history (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 8. Students will develop an understanding of the attributes of design (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 9. Students will develop an understanding of engineering design (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 10. Students will develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving (as it pertains to communication technologies).

STL Standard 17:Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use information and communication technologies.

Course Outcomes - Level 2

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.