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Beginner Level

professionals who want to learn more about graphic design

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Appreciate the history and future of typography as an artform.

  • Compare and contrast the similarities and nuances between the concepts of typography, fonts and text.

  • Work with the various aspects of spacing type, includingleading, kerning and tracking.

Skills you will gain

Color Theoryonline designtextual elementsGraphic DesignPrint Design
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Beginner Level

professionals who want to learn more about graphic design

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

History of Typography

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Hieroglyphics to Printing Press to Digital Design6m
Baseline Basics5m
Anatomy of a Typeface6m
2 readings
Course Expectations5m
Typographic and Printing Museums1h
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Typography, Fonts and Text

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Font Pairings and Hierarchy12m
1 reading
Typographic Readings1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Typography Spacing & Sizing

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Sizing Font4m
Leading Your Lines5m
Tracking and Kerning5m
1 reading
Readings and Videos on Typography1h
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz1h
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Design Programs and User Experience

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Google Fonts9m
Canva and Typefaces7m
1 reading
Design Process Worksheet1h

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