This course explores the systematic use of typography in a variety of professional applications. It introduces students to the underlying structural principles for type design and usage in different `publication' systems and covers a number of key technical terms and devices for doing so.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Identify and manipulate many of the key structural features of various letterforms and typefaces in the design of a typeface
2. Display an understanding of a variety of technical terms and devices for designing effectively with type
3. Design typographic layouts for a variety of publication forms
4. Understand the role typeface design plays in establishing a tone of voice in creating meaning in visual communication.
Topics will include:
- Design and construction of letterforms and typefaces;
- Visual hierarchies and the grid structure;
- Image, type and graphic relationships;
- Type characteristics, legibility, readability and meaning;
- Colour and pre-press set up and management.
This course replaces DESN1300. If you have successfully completed DESN1300 you cannot enrol in this course.
Presentation: Presentations - Individual: Oral presentation of work
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