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Typography 1
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 3.0 first year studio and 1.0 first year liberal studies credits (including the Writing course with a passing grade of 60%)
This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of typographic form and function. Through analysis and rendering of letterforms, students will gain an understanding of the origins of our alphabet and its use in the creation of effective communication. Readability, legibility and hierarchy of typography are explored with attention given to both headline (display) and text applications. Course content will be delivered using computer-assisted lectures, in-class discussions and critiques. Assignments will require the development of acute observational skills and rendering proficiency. Theoretical knowledge will be reinforced in studio projects requiring research, analysis, preparation of reports, and multi-stage visual presentations.
Course was last updated June 5, 2012 - 2:12 PM