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Visual Literacy and Culture develops visual literacy skills ― decoding visual communication, describing and interpreting images, using visual materials proficiently and creatively, and understanding the impact of visual culture.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Program type: Certificate*

Degree options related to Visual Literacy and Culture:

Courses in visual literacy and culture provide a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary introduction to visual culture from ancient civilizations to our contemporary global world.

Foundation courses:

  • Introduction to Visual Culture: the Power of Images and Viewers
  • Introduction to Material Culture: Knowledge and its Textures

In addition to foundation courses, course options in this program include topics in:

  • Classics
  • Drama/English
  • Fine arts/art history
  • French studies
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Canadian studies
  • Environmental studies
  • German
  • Religious studies

Find specific details in the academic calendar – Certificate in Visual Literacy and Culture.


*Open to Mount Allison students in any program of study, certificates consist of a selection of courses worth 18 credits (6 courses) that are thematic in nature, comprised of available courses related to a theme. Certificates are taken during your Mount Allison degree, and must be combined with a major/degree program.  


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