This 4-credit studio course introduces students to the basic principles of landscape design, planning, and management, as well as to the visual communication of design ideas. The course gives attention to the basics of design theory and philosophy, the concepts of spatial psychology, and two- and three-dimensional design problems involving form, line, color, texture, and spatial structure. Visual Communication is the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be read, viewed, or looked upon. It is primarily expressed in two dimensions, though many times it represents objects in three dimensions. As design professionals, we must learn how to express ourselves, both verbally and creatively. Communicating ideas in a clear and comprehensive way is key to our success as designers, artists, and creative thinkers.