Principles of Typography and Layout (11063.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Ola Pak|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Mehves Cetinkaya Sendas|
Ambrose, G., & Harris, P. (2006). The fundamentals of typography. Ava Publishing.
Rafaeli, Ari (2005) Book Typography
Bantjes, Marian (2010) I Wonder
Bartram, Alan (2005) Futurist Typography and the Liberated Text.
Bringhurst, Robert (1992) The Elements of Typographic Style
Burke, Clifford (1981) Printing It: A Guide to Graphic Techniques for the Impecunious Garfield, Simon (2010) Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Gill, Eric (1931) An Essay on Typography
Heller, Stephen (2011) Scripts
Jury, David (2012) Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers
Lupton, Ellen (2007) Thinking with Type
Hollis, Richard (2006) Swiss Graphic Design
Ruder, Emil (1967) Typography
Rjeily, Rana Abou (2011) Cultural Connectives
Spiekermann, Erik (1993) Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works
Tashen (2009) Type
Tschichold, Jan (1991) The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design Whitbread, David (2002) The Design Manual
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late Policy for this unit
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily be supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor, and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than a week before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this. Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested and include a medical certificate (unless the basis for extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, and to negotiate an extension if necessary. This is a more authentic, industry standard, approach to dealing with deadlines. Late penalty is 5% per day, and if the student submits later than 7 days, the assignment will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis and will not be provided with any written feedback.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The expected workload for this unit is around 10 hours per week on average, in accordance with the assumtion that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is 150 hours.
Please note that extension requests due to workload or employent commitments will not be approved except in extenuating circumstances, and should be submitted with references from a doctor or counselling service.
Inclusion and engagement
Participation in all tutorial sessions is expected
Regular tutorial participation is extremely important to do well in this unit. It is possible many crucial elements of large assessments are completed in class and not participating in them might result in unnecessary hardship. In short, all assessments are intrinsically connected with tutorial activities. If a student is unable to make it to a class, as common courtesy they should let their tutor know via email, and organise with a classmate to catch up on the content missed. The students are also expected to check their UC student email and Canvas site for the unit daily for any updates or announcements.
Required IT skills
Knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite (which will be developed over the unit).
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (211814)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (209564)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206361)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (206363)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199121)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (204219)
- Semester 1, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193475)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193474)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192489)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (191965)
- Semester 1, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (192014)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184240)