This subject introduces students to visual signs and how they convey meaning. The relationship between sender and receiver, the combination of word and image, and visual narrative structures are explored through examining conventions and codes in visual culture. The psychology of perception, types and uses of images, and their social function and effects are considered throughout. Using examples of images from art, graphic design, advertising, film, photography and digital technologies, the subject gives context to diverse forms of visual communication through a range of cultural, historical and semiotic explanations.
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Not for students who have previously completed VIS101 Visual Communication.
VIS101 VIS101 made obsolete
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CCI101 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.