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. Pre or co-requisite: ART 111 or permission of instructor or program coordinator; ART 260 recommended. Three critique hours and three studio hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression.