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 - communicate effectively
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1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Ola Pak|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Mehves Cetinkaya Sendas|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Mehves Cetinkaya Sendas|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Mehves Cetinkaya Sendas|
|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 three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this. Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (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. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day, and instead applies a pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time, or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than seven days late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than one week late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
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.
Inclusion and engagement
Students are advised that any adjustments to assessment need to be applied for in advance of the due date via email, in line with the late submission & extension policy for this unit.
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. It is expected that, as a design student, you carry a sketch book and markers/pencils for all tutorial activities.
Required IT skills
Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
Approximate cost of $115 for associated workshop and materials fees for Letter Press and screenprinting Studios for Canberra students.
Payment is required prior to the workshops
Work placement, internships or practicums
- 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)