VSCD 221 - Typography II: Fundamentals of Text-Based Design
This course is an introduction to text-based design. The student will be introduced to the formal and functional properties of typography as applied to layout design. An understanding of the factors of format, hierarchy, legibility, clarity and type as carrier of meaning will be developed. This course will also present an historical overview of typography in the 20th and 21st centuries including the exploration and critique of the anatomy, character and usage relating to contemporary advertising and design.
NOTE: Priority will be given to Visual Communications Design Majors.
Completion of all Fall semester 200-level VCD Major Studio requirements, VSCM 225 Design Technology I and VSCM 211 Typography I, or consent of the Chair in consultation with the instructor.