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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

GDES 214 Typography I: History, Theory and Process

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Building on the fundamentals of typographic form and function introduced in previous coursework, students take a deep dive into the history, theory, and vocabulary of typography and written language systems including terminology, nomenclature, and typeface classification. Printing and digital reproduction processes are examined as Latin-based, Arabic, and Asian type families are explored through a focused series of exercises. Students will practice letterform drawing by hand and on the computer, generate posters, and develop sequential page-based narrative typographic projects. Guest lectures by prominent type designers provide background and depth of knowledge.

Prerequisites DESN*123 or complete 12 credits from subjects ENVI, IMAG,

Priority enrollment to Graphic Design majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.