Visual Communication

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for COMMS 302.


Provides students the tools for communicating with various kinds of visual images and objects. These may include brands, logos, graphics, photographs, advertisements, promos, paintings, cartoons, maps, architecture and architectural diagrams. Students will interrogate their culturally specific visual competencies and refine their skills in visual literacy while addressing issues of textuality, identity, ethnicity, nation, class, gender, and communicative inter-relationships more generally.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for COMMS 302.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Professor Laurence Simmons


COMMS 302: 15 points


ARTHIST 115 and 30 points in BA courses, or 15 points from COMMS 200-208 and 15 points in BA courses