What is a Visual Essay?
Usually, a sequence of images (photos or otherwise) which you have found or have created yourself.
It typically consists of a a critical commentary of a defined topic. It is similar to a traditional essay in that you are presenting an argument, discussion, or explanation of a defined topic that you have chosen. Additional topic information can be found in the assignment handout.
How to visual essays work?
Just like with traditional papers, visual essays are "read," meaning that they are planned and ordered. The University of Hertfordshire's guide on the Visual Essay suggests that their effectiveness can be impacted by the following elements:
Form of the Visual Essay
There are various ways to structure the visual essay. For this assignment, and depending on your technical skills, you can create:
(i) a video
(ii) a voice-over PowerPoint narration (you must be the narrator)
The visual essay should be 3-5 minutes and should be uploaded using YouTube or Vimeo. Please see assignment handout for additional information.
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