Catalog / Course

Composition and Visual Design

Course Details


1 Course

  Available Start Dates

Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6 (4 weeks, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

Credits earned after completing this course may transfer to relevant Full Sail University degree programs.

In the Composition and Visual Design course, students will examine how images are designed, framed, composed, and arranged to tell and enhance visual stories. Students will explore composition, the framing of elements and principles of design, and the impact of designing with light, movement, and space. Additionally, they will learn to recognize and engage the visual qualities of the lens through an understanding of depth of field, lens selection, and exposure control. Emphasis will be placed on integrating classical design fundamentals into their student work.

Why Take This Course

  • Explore how a framing can help tell a visual story.
  • Learn the basics of lighting and camera functions.
  • Understand the basics of design within the frame.

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Course Prerequisites

What You’ll Need

  • Basic computer skills

  • A Mac computer

  • Sony FX6 or compatible camera with variable focal length lens

  • Tripod

  • On camera microphone

  • 3 point light kit (minimum 600 watts)

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive temporary licenses for:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
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Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, engaged educators who have years of experience in their subject. They bring a deep knowledge of industry best practices and workflows and share it with you, to support your education and help move you along your learning path.

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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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