Throughout this course, students will learn
the basics of typography for design projects.
Alternating lectures to practical workshops,
students will learn the technical terminology
needed to distinguish calligraphic and lettering
issues, character and font clusters, and how to
distinguish typefaces, letter features, weight and
glyph characteristics in a typeset. Using vector
graphics software, participants will also practice
how to compose, to edit and to work with text,
with the purpose of designing head titles or
layouts, and body copy structuring, eventually
mastering concepts such as readability and
hierarchy of weights.
This course is intended for students without any
academic background in the specific subject
area and for students attending their first year of
university studies in Art and Design.