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Typography 1 (GRPH 1101)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 2
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course covers the history, structure and principles of typography, as well as special considerations of designing with type. You will work with the traditional elements of typography: form, spacing, layout, color, mixing fonts and the integration of type with images.

Topical Outline:
1. History of Typography
2. Understanding Type
3. Incorporating Type into Layouts
4. Type Applications

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the history of typography
2. Demonstrate control of the typographic process to create a finished piece
3. Explain the concepts of letter-spacing, word-spacing, and line-spacing options
4. Explain and demonstrate how type decisions effect design style
5. Design effective headline, sub-headline, and text hierarchy utilizing style, size, and weight

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052