Typography

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

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20


Prerequisites

Enrolled in any of the following courses;
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

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit 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