Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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GRA324 Intermediate Typography

[1–2, 2 cr.]

This is an intermediate studio course that introduces students to the history and current practice of type in various areas of communication design. Projects in this class range from typography applications in simple publication to more advanced information graphics and screen-based interactive media projects. The course addresses the grid and modular type systems in editorial and bi-lingual typography. Students learn to manipulate typography as a powerful communicative tool. This class provides students with an understanding of the properties of typefaces and their use in different contexts. The class investigates the history of type and printing, principles of spacing, the use of typographic contrast in composition, legibility, and hierarchy.    

Prerequisite: GRA212 Introduction to Typography and Co-requisite: GRA301 Intermediate Computer Graphics