The course acquaints students with the principles of visual language from a combined theory and practice perspective. It provides an understanding of visual perception, the basic elements and structure of visual language and practice, and the relationship between the two.
The course further prepares students for the production of creative work in a range of visual media. It explores various methodologies for the production of visual work, from the basics of visual language to the fundamental principles of visual storytelling, while also touching on theoretical frameworks for these applications. The course thus develops participants’ practical skills of visual expression and empowers them to develop their own unique visual voice through their individual projects.
The course is formed of lectures, workshop assignments, student presentations and screenings. Whilst the lectures cover basics of visual practice, the workshops will be their hands-on practice.
The final project will be a visual project chosen by the students. It can be a photo essay, a blog, a visual presentation of a research project, or any other proposal that will be approved by the instructor.