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AAR4970 - Visual Communication 4

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

In this course, you will have the possibility to develop and create a booklet or other type of visual information or aesthetic communication. The production theme is self-determined but is mostly divided into three types. The first is about making a portfolio or similar communication as proof of skills, type; project portfolio. The second is a more open documentary exploration of space, place and atmosphere based on travel or a site exploration, type; travelogue, guide book, field notes, visual and textual poetics. The third is conceptualization of the project itself that challenges, expands and experiments with the boundaries as a book, information form or object, type artists book, expanded conceptual project, object.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: Understanding of the application of gestalt principles of 2D visual organisation, principles of graphic layout, understanding of basic good typography and text setting rules. Basic semiotics of visual communication and composition. Strategy for developing and understanding user orientated communication design. Methods of visual rhetoric, communication media, format choices and production. SKILLS: The ability to organise, edit and contextualise visual and written material into a hierarchically consistent and meaningfull communication that serves the needs of information delivery for both user and producer. The effective and legible transmission of meaning in range of rhetorical positions from the aesthetic to the technical. GENERAL COMPETENCE: The ability to develop a coherent visual information strategy from conception to production in a wide range of media and formats as generally applicable to future professional and personal information communication tasks

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and tutorials. Content; Gestalt theory of 2D design, Principles of visual organisation in composition, Visual rhetoric, basic visual communication theory and visual semantics, principles of user orientated information design. Introduction to typography and typesetting. Discussion of image communication and aesthetics.Introduction to formats and forms of publications. Advice in editing material and aesthetic organization. Advice in practicalities of production.

Further on evaluation

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent in design and fine art.

Course materials

Extensive materials available on the course blackboard site

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4895 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Work 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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