What do we mean by Visual Literacy?
Visual Literacy is the set of abilities that enables individuals to understand and generate culturally relevant images, objects, and visible actions. A visually literate individual is both a critical viewer and competent contributor to a body of shared visual knowledge and culture.
As our definition suggests, the committee believed that visual literacy consists of two sets of interrelated competencies: the ability to analyze and interpret images and visual media and the ability to design and produce images and visual media. For this reason we produced two sets of learning goals that reflect what we believe students should know in order to be visually literate graduates of the college.
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