what is visual communications
It’s a way of seeing
Design College graduates are experts at communicating visually. That means looking at things from a different perspective, imagining alternate scenarios, and creating new ways to express ideas. Whether you’re a photographer being asked to shoot an advertising campaign, or a graphic designer working on a corporate logo, this principle works the same way. The photos or logo are simply outcomes of a broader thinking process, a process focused on reinterpreting messages visually.
A visual communicator is a problem solver. When asked to produce an outcome, they always look deeper. We show our students where to start looking, and what to do with the information they gather. By fostering an understanding of the client brief, our students develop work that is not only visually exciting, but commercially sound. That’s visual communication at work.
Ideas, ideas, ideas
Crucial to the success of any creative project is the development of a great idea, or twenty. When you see a photo or design that really makes you think, act, or feel, it’s unlikely your reaction is due to its beauty. Looks do come into it, but the idea, as they say, is king. Our students learn to broaden their mind, think laterally, and come up with ideas people will respond to. Then we make the (visual) magic happen.
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