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CAS Visual Literacy

The visual has become increasingly important as the range of digital tools and communication channels continues to grow. Visual messages in analogue and digital media are shaping communication and the associated contents and interpretations of our world more than ever. The CAS Visual Literacy introduces specific fields of visual communication and teaches currently required competences and skills. Visual  messages in the context of typography, photography, video, posters, publications, websites, and UX/UI are designed in an applied manner and reflected upon in a theoretically analytical way.

Key data

CAS FHNW Certificate of Advanced Studies
ECTS points
Next start
after successfully participating in at least 5 weeks of either the Summer or Winter Workshops of HGK FHNW
Teaching language
German / English
cf. Fees below

Workshop Modules

Upon prior agreement, attendance at five one-week workshop modules with 2 ECTS credits each may be credited towards the CAS. This will count as 10 of the 15 credit points required for the CAS.

Combine your personal CAS continued-education studies based on our currently available workshop modules.

Institute Digital Communication Environments (IDCE)

Through digital media and the democratisation of communication channels that goes hand in hand with it, the critical handling of their visual and interaction-based design has become decisively more important, because the social relevance of information and communication has thus fundamentally changed.

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Institute Digital Communication Environments IDCE

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design, Institute Digital Communication Environments (IDCE) High-rise: D 5.03 Freilager-Platz 1 CH - 4142 Münchenstein near Basel