May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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DSGN 320/3220 - Typography II (3 cr.)

 DSGN 2250   

This studio course covers the fundamentals of type, its characteristics, vocabulary, and terminology, as well as creative uses of type and how it is integrated into successful Latin and Arabic designs. It will introduce students to the history and current practice of typography in all areas of communication design: from editorial design to advanced information graphics and screen-based interactive media.

The course contains a combination of projects, class assignments, and presentations that focus on refining students’ abilities to understand and use fonts and typesetting software to create and analyse typographic prototypes for print, screen, and three-dimensional design. Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationship between text, content, and audience in context and functions, considering coordination factors, visual hierarchy, speed, clarity, print systems, colour media, and materials.

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