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Typography and Layout (9290.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191247) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (176505) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (176506) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, NSI-SL (165344) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (165343) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (156482) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, NSI-SL (154648) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154651) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ONLINE, UC-MELB (146915) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, NSI-SL (146328) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (145954) - View

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Syllabus

This unit aims to acquaint students with the significance of typography within the discipline of graphic design, as a history and continuing practice. The unit examines the 20th century art and design movements which have defined the field of typography. Through a mix of formal 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

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of typographic history and its relation to contemporary practice;

2. Understand and apply typographic terminology;

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

4. Demonstrate conceptual and technical understanding of long-form typesetting;

5. Demonstrate expertise in graphic design technology; and

6. Conduct research and analysis, and clearly communicate a rationale for design decisions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8609 Typography and Layout

Equivalent Units

8609 Typography and Layout



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