VCD 230 Typography I

3 credits, Fall

Provides students with a strong foundation in typography, a fundamental element in communication design. Students acquire an appreciation of type as form and as a communication element, learn to recognize typographic terminology, standards, and historical contexts, while explaining production and layout approaches. Students utilize both hand-skills and industry-standard software techniques to learn and practice the professional standards of typography. These skills will be demonstrated in single and multi-page assignments. This course includes studio and lecture. Students will need to purchase supplies/materials for this course.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in VCD-125 and ART-113 OR a grade of "C" or better in VCD-125 and FMI-102