Basics of Visual Communications
DE 401 / Wednesday's and Friday's (9:30AM onwards) from August through November.

Course Objectives
- Provide an exposure to visual communications.
- Encourage observation through field work and written communication
- Encourage independent study and formulation of goals and concerns
- Initiate the development of skills in communication media
- Encourage creative responses and visual communication in a chosen area of work

Course Structure
- Wednesday Morning Interactions; 9:30AM to 11AM
- Friday Morning Assignments: ; 9:30AM to 11AM
- Individual Meetings: Thursday 11AM to 1PM; 4PM to 6PM
- Group Seminar and Field Study (Groups of 10)

Course Evaluation
- Class Participation 10%
- In Semester Assignments 20%
- Group Seminar 25%
- End Semester Project 50%

Lecture Schedule (tentative):

26/28 July 2017
An Introduction to Visual Communications.
August 2017
Drawing, imagery, graphics
September 2017
Communicating with Photographs
October 2017
An Introduction to Films
November 2017
Communication through Video


Select References
The Essays of Aldous Huxley
Shyamala Gupta, Indian and Western Aesthetics
Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Michael Fleishman, Exploring Illustration
Meglin N., The Art of Humorous Illustration
Henri Cartier Bresson In India

John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Bert Hanstraa, Glass