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Principles of Typography and Layout (11063.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment

Availability

  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 1 Mrs   Ola   PAK (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 1 MS   Caren   FLORANCE (Ph: +61 2 62012972 ) ON-CAMPUS

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Syllabus

This unit aims to acquaint students with the significance of typography within the discipline of visual communication design, its history and as a continuing practice. The unit examines the 20th century art and design movements which have defined the field of typography. Through a mix of research and practical exploration, students connect historical typographic foundations with contemporary practices and technologies. Students examine a diversity of typographic applications from the pragmatics of long-form document design to the expressive capabilities of display faces and custom type forms.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the impact of typographic history and its relation to contemporary practice;

2. Analyse and apply skills in letterpress and screen printing techniques; and

3. Develop innovative applications of typography as a creative communication form.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

Three hours of on campus studio and project based learning.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable



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