This course introduces students to the fundamentals of typography and takes a playful approach to exploring the relationships between typographic form, language, images, and graphic elements. Through a series of experimental projects students will develop an understanding of type in relation to scale, colour, form, juxtaposition and context of usage.
- Semester 1 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand, at a basic level, the evolution of type forms and their classification into 'families';
2. Begin to identify many of the key structural features of various letterforms and typefaces;
3. Competently select and use appropriate typefaces for different applications that deal with issues of scale, legibility, and context of usage;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between typefaces, language, images and graphic elements in creating meaning.
Topics will include:
- The relationship between language and typeform;
- Production technologies for type and graphics;
- Graphic design terminology;
- Classification of typefaces materials and techniques;
- Typeface choice and use in relationship to scale, colour, image, graphic elements and contexts of usage.
This course replaces the following course(s): DESN2100. Students who have successfully completed DESN2100 are not eligible to enrol in DESN1101.
This course replaces DESN2100. If you have successfully completed DESN2100 you cannot enrol in this course.
Presentation: Assessment 1
Presentation: Assessment 2 - Presentations - Individual
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks