Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

ARTS 235 - Typography I


Examining the fundamental principles of typography, students progress from analyzing the smallest component of type, the letterform, to the complex structure of the page. The theory, historical significance, and the anatomical and organizational structures of type are examined in detail as students focus on achieving legibility and establishing a hierarchy on the way to developing typographic solutions. Upon completing this course, students know how to design effective visual communication through the creation of typographic systems that consider letterforms, type families, spacing, and composition, and through establishing and utilizing a typographic grid.
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ARTS 103: Introduction to Graphic Design