2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog

ART 261 - Typography 1


Credits: 3
Lab/Lecture: 2 Lecture. 3 Lab.

An introduction to traditional and conceptual typographic applications, with a focus on the study of the basic letter forms, type families and their characteristics, history of type, typographic contrast, hierarchy, and grids.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate their ability to utilize type anatomy, classification, measures, leading, and kerning through the production of exercises;
  2. demonstrate their abilities in font selection for emotion through the design and development of their projects;
  3. demonstrate their abilities in typographic composition and alignment in their projects;
  4. identify best practices in type use through participation in class discussions and critiques;
  5. demonstrate their knowledge of typographic history by researching an historically significant typeface and/or typographer;
  6. demonstrate verbal and written abilities, in order to develop communication skills, in class critiques and presentations.


Prerequisite(s): ART 191, ART 110, ART 111, and ART 160 with grades greater than or equal to C.
Corequisite(s): ART 260.