ART 141 - Typography I at Northern Virginia Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2012-08-01

Studies the history of letterforms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type and uses current technologies for copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

A study of the development of typography will be explored from Gutenberg until present day. The study will include development of letterforms and their differences, and classification of typefaces. Practical exercises, demonstrations and lectures will be integral parts of the course.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: ART 140.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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