Introduces technologies, terminology, and histories related to the design of text within digital and analog media. Students will learn the fundamentals of design, typography and layout through lectures, projects and critiques. The curriculum surveys significant theoretical perspectives, historical periods, and significant practitioners that influence the practice of typographic design.
This course introduces students to important skills in graphic design, centered around the effective use and understanding of typography. The course is broken into a lab and a lecture component. The lectures will provide both a practical understanding and a historical background of typography. The lab component of the course will be where students hone their typographic skills using industry standard vector-based design software Projects span digital and print environments and include an expressive book, and informational poster, and an interactive infographic.
Students who successfully complete this course will: