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.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


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