Course Description : Students become versed in fundamentals of layout and typographic design. Topics include history, letter form drawing, type anatomy, fonts, white space usage and the use of grid systems for layouts. Through a series of design problems, students will learn to use type as an effective visual element relevant to layout and content. Historical and contemporary models of layout and type usage will be explored through both traditional hand and digital means. The course covers layout and typographic standards of many types of publication, both print and electronic. Students submit a complete portfolio at the end of the semester.
Department Description : Visual, Performing and Media Arts
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