Word and Image Course

Offered by: OpenLearn

Course Language: English

Course Level 2: Intermediate

Estimated Study Time: 15-20 hours

Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This course will examine how typography and images can be combined to improve literary creativity and allow a document to communicate more readily with the reader.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how visual and verbal modes of communication combine in printed texts to produce meaning(s)
  • evaluate how ideas from semiotics, Formalism and postmodern literary criticism may be used in the analysis and interpretation of multimodal texts
  • understand the significance of shared cultural knowledge and the way multimodal texts are interpreted and valued by readers and society.

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