GDES 230 Typography I

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.


3 credits


A grade of C or better in GDES 125 and ART 113 OR a grade of C or better in GDES 125 and FMI 102