Typographic Studies

Learning Outcomes:

On completing the course, students will:

  • Understand the importance of typography in communication design.
  • Understand the aesthetic qualities of form, colour, texture, scale and composition within typography.
  • Have learned to work expressively with typography within a number of contexts.
  • Be aware of historical and contemporary typographic design practice.

Indicative Content:

Hands-on studio/workshop-based activities. Computer workshops. Introduction to sketchbook methodologies. Lectures and studies of typography in the context of the metaphor e.g. magazines, films, illustration, web-design. Typography within the context of architecture and landscape.

Learning and Teaching Activities:

  • Lectures, workshops and demonstrations by tutors and professional artists/designers
  • Studio-based project work
  • Self-initiated research
  • Tutorials
  • Group presentations and critiques, Gallery visits

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