APPLIED TYPOGRAPHY

  • Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Applied Typography
  • Course #: MGDP2080
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this intermediate level course the student will immerse themselves in the craft of typography. Focus will be to develop skills in typesetting, exploration of letterforms, type classifications, letter spacing, kerning, hyphenation logic, and all typographic conventions applied to control the aesthetic properties of type. Students will develop an appreciation for the beauty of typographic letterform, learn to solve design problems principally with type, create organizational hierarchy, instill appropriate rules and guidelines, as well as research and discuss great type design.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explore typographical form and function throughout history
Develop typographical craft
Demonstrate understanding of gestalt as it relates to type design
Explore type categories
Identify historical typeface usage
Differentiate type design
Develop hierarchy of type design
Practice hierarchy of type design
Demonstrate typographic skills
Apply typesetting rules of design

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MGDP1205
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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