Course Description

This design studio course is an introduction to the potential and expressive qualities of contemporary typography. Topics include the anatomy of the letterform, distinctions between typefaces, and shaping the page with type. Students will be introduced to contemporary graphic designers and their impact on visual communication and the written language. Students should be prepared to create work in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator. 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Evaluate the differences between letterforms to enable them to choose suitable typefaces for a variety of graphic design solutions
  • Classify type in order to compare the differences between typefaces.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize and pair typefaces
  • Demonstrate an ability to design 2-dimensional work and type forms 

Recommended Prerequisites

CSDM-N119 Introduction to Adobe InDesign or CSDM-N126 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, or equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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