PSDS
5706

Visual Literacy for Presentations, Pitches, and Portfolios

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Visual Literacy
Fall 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: X1

CRN: 15976

Credits: 3

In this course a range of visual narrative techniques will be introduced that can be used to communicate through the educated use of typography, illustration, photographs, sound, and video. Solid research, strategy, and ideas can easily be obscured through poor presentation skills, mediocre visual representations, and a lack of understanding around the use of images, graphics, and type. Through foundational graphic design methodologies, students will learn to articulate  concepts and communicate their ideas with clarity and persuasion in presentations, pitch decks and their portfolio. Students can choose to work on outcomes utilizing prior studio work, or the content of their choice. Through this course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how to strengthen and support content through proper pacing and storytelling. Exercises will develop design and communication skills around grid systems and formatting, typography, and information hierarchies along with the supportive use of color and images.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:10am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024
Visual Literacy
Spring 2024
Taught By: Paul Benson
Section: X1

CRN: 13990

Credits: 3

In this course a range of visual narrative techniques will be introduced that can be used to communicate through the educated use of typography, illustration, photographs, sound, and video. Solid research, strategy, and ideas can easily be obscured through poor presentation skills, mediocre visual representations, and a lack of understanding around the use of images, graphics, and type. Through foundational graphic design methodologies, students will learn to articulate  concepts and communicate their ideas with clarity and persuasion in presentations, pitch decks and their portfolio. Students can choose to work on outcomes utilizing prior studio work, or the content of their choice. Through this course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how to strengthen and support content through proper pacing and storytelling. Exercises will develop design and communication skills around grid systems and formatting, typography, and information hierarchies along with the supportive use of color and images.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:10am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024