ART 269 - Advanced Typography at Northern Virginia Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Focuses on the history, cultural, social, political, cognitive, ethical, and aesthetic contexts of typography in past and contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems that builds on studies completed in Typography I (ART 141) and Typography II (ART 142).
Lecture 2 hours. Studio Instruction 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Advanced Typography explores the development of experimental and traditional approaches to typography, giving students the opportunity to develop their own lettering and typefaces. Practical exercises and projects using current technologies, traditional and non-traditional methods, demonstrations and lectures will be integral parts of the course. Recommended for students pursuing careers in communication design. Course continues with building the foundations and principles established in ART 141: Typography I and ART 142: Typography II.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: ART 141 and ART 142.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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