ART 266 : Typography Design

This course introduces typography, the art of organizing letters in space and time. The course covers all aspects of typography through lectures, demonstration, and studio work. It explores the history of the alphabet, written and drawn from primitive times, through the invention of printing from moveable type to the present. Students immerse themselves in the culture of typography and begin to understand the social and aesthetic importance of the visual word. The course further sensitizes students to the continuing evolution of letterforms, to problem-solving, and to the aesthetic use of display and text type through a series of exercises and projects. Two lecture/critique hours and four studio hours a week. Two lecture/critique hours and four studio hours a week. Competency met: Humanities (6.0). Fall, Spring

Prerequisites

ART 111 or permission of instructor or program coordinator; ART 260 recommended.

Corequisites

ART 111 or permission of instructor or program coordinator; ART 260 recommended.

Overview

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Credits

3
Instructional support fee applies.

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