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GRA212 Introduction to Typography

[2–2, 3 cr.]

This course introduces students to the principles of typography. Through presentations, demonstrations and projects students are introduced to all aspects of typography as well as exposed to the historical influences on type, both aesthetically and technologically. Students develop a series of exercises including: the anatomy of letterforms, the basics of type design, and typographic studies in expression, composition and communication. The course examines both Latin and Arabic type, and the typographic translation from one to the other.

Prerequisite: FND 281 Design Culture / FND236A Design Studio II - Visual Dynamics, FND236B Design Studio II - Formal Tectonics, or FND236C Design Studio II - Anatomy and Space, and FND251 Digital Media