ART.-146 Typography and Type Design
Credits 3 / 6 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016); Pre-requisite: Minimum 2.0 in ART.-131 or MAET 100
Typography is what sets designers apart from other artists. In visual communication, typography must be integrated into a total design. The focus of this course is on the introduction to typography design classification, the use of type as a design element, and assignments focusing on the practical application of type using traditional and digital media.
● Apply the principles and elements of design in compositions.
● Learn the basic principles of typography and type design.
● Examine and describe the history of letterforms and typographic technology.
● Recall typographic terminology and measurement systems to communicate with clients and colleagues.
● Evaluate the differences between letterforms and choose suitable typefaces for a variety of graphic design solutions.
● Classify type in order to compare the differences between typefaces.
● Demonstrate proficiency using industry standard software to create typographic compositions.
● Complete tasks independently as well as with your fellow classmates.
● Manage time for completing projects and exercises.
● Demonstrate correct file management protocols as required for each project.
● Critique designs and compositions using art and design terminology.