Typography

DCO10005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

Results:
31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

Census:
4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Prerequisites

Enrolled in any of the following courses;

BA-ARC Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
OR
BA-DES/BA-DESS Bachelor of Design
OR
BA-DID Bachelor of Innovation and Design
OR
BB-DESBUS Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business
OR
BB-DESMCMN Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Media and Communication
 
Equivalent

Aims and objectives

To introduce students to and facilitate a fundamental understanding of, typographic forms, terminology, typesetting systems and conventions, grid structure and hierarchy using a variety of technologies. The unit aims to develop a critical awareness of the visual relationships between content and meaning through the exploration, application of typographic form with layout and design principles.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
 
1. Describe aspects of typographic history, development and terminology
2. Apply typographic expression and visual experimentation appropriately to the context in which it is used
3. Apply typographic classification and conventions to achieve effective sequential or structured communication for a variety of contexts
4. Report on the research and design development in typographic projects to achieve communication objectives
5. Construct complex narrative and interrelated designs and layouts with type and image
6. Appraise and reflect on the effectiveness of the design and development of typographic outcomes in relation to communication objectives

 

Courses with unit

BA-ARC Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
BA-DES/BA-DESS Bachelor of Design
BA-DID Bachelor of Innovation and Design
BB-DESBUS Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business
BB-DESMCMN Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Media and Communication