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Advanced Typography

ARTDES 422.001, Fall 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Fall 2024

Prerequisites: ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 358: Publication Design, ARTDES 371: Poster Design.

Description: This studio course provides advanced grounding for students who have completed a semester of typography and are interested in further exploration and challenge. A solid preparation in the advanced study of typography can bring great insight into how text/​typography can be enhanced to function with clarity within complex projects. Students learn to cultivate the relevant skills required to analyze, design, and produce successful visual communication through the use of complex typographic systems and information hierarchy, narrative structure, and the expressive opportunities of type as image. Additionally, students conduct research in both historical and contemporary contexts to find confidence to build their own typographic voice.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the fall term of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.