|Course code DESN1101||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of this 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.
|Content||Topics will include: |
1. The relationship between language and typeform;
2. Production technologies for type and graphics;
3. Graphic design terminology;
4. Classification of typefaces materials and techniques;
5. Typeface choice and use in relationship to scale, colour, image, graphic elements and contexts of usage.
|Replacing Course(s)||DESN2100 Typography|
|Transition||DESN1101 replaced DESN2100 'Typography' in 2014. Students who have successfully completed DESN2100 will not be required to complete DESN1101. Credit cannot be obtained for both DESN1101 and DESN2100.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks|
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for DESN1101|