This introductory typography course is for students interested in visual communication, type and its use. Students begin the semester working with a single letterform and numeral and end the semester researching and design and entire book. Proper typographic systems must be used including a detailed look at page layout software, creating grids, working with "style sheets" and the finer points of setting typography. We will also explore how to transfer these skills and concepts for use in screen-based media. This is a project based course which contains visual, written, and research components. Students will be introduced to the software used in contemporary design practice. Students must earn a C+ or better in this course to continue in the Graphic Design BFA program.
ARTS 1010 Art Concepts, ARTS 1020 Art Concepts II, ARTS 1130 Digital Foundations, ARTS 2010 Form & Content, ARTS 1550 Drawing I, and ARTS 1560 Drawing II, or Permission of Instructor.