Course Abstract Details

CGR-110, Typography

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-110, Typography, is designed to teach the principles of developing letterforms as both an artistic and communication element. The technical specifications of typographic elements used for production and graphic design are discussed. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and CGR-105, or the permission of the program advisor. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Understand the importance of letterform in Graphic Design. (LG4) 

2. Apply basic design principles to designing with letterforms. (LG 3) 

3. Articulate the fundamentals of typeface anatomy. (LG4) 

4. Understand typographic nomenclature. (LG4) 

5. Create typography that can be used as both a communicative tool and a form of creative expression. (LG1) 

6. Perform research on contemporary graphic design. (LG 5) 

7. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (LG 2) 

8. Communicate design concepts. (LG 4) 

9. Assess artifacts created by others. (LG 4) 10. Apply the basics of graphic design theory. (LG 2)  

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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