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About the Course

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers. Typography predates modern graphic design by around 500 years; it is rich in rules, conventions, and esoteric terminology—but it remains an exciting space for invention and expression. In this rigorous introductory course, we will study, name, and measure the characteristics of letterforms. We’ll consider the pragmatic concerns involved in selecting and combining type. We’ll peek into the 
rich historical, cultural, and aesthetic histories of familiar typefaces. We’ll discuss time-tested conventions and best practices in setting type, as governed by principles of hierarchy and spatial organization. And we’ll explore the expressive, meaning-making potential of type. Informative lectures will be complemented by a series of three peer-assessed assignments, culminating 
in an opportunity to design a full-scale typographic poster. Please note that this is not a software course; a basic working knowledge of Adobe InDesign or other 
page layout software will be assumed. You will need access to a computer and page layout software, such as InDesign, to complete the assignments....

Top reviews

Aug 3, 2020

I thought the assignments worked really cohesively with one another. It helped to keep terms and skills in mind from one assignment to the next. The lecture videos were great, short, and to the point.

Aug 27, 2020

i really enjoyed this course and i liked the part where we interact with other artists around the world. i learned a lot about typography and i think it'm ready to continue in my journey with art.

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By Akash S

Jul 11, 2016

one of the best courses I have taken

By Stefanie v d B

Nov 13, 2020

good basic and very good teachers !

By Phil H

Sep 24, 2020

excellent overview in compact form.

By Ahmed K R

Aug 16, 2020

Thank You Cal ARTS for the courses!

By Khan Z A

Jul 24, 2020

Great course. Enjoyed it very much.

By Chris F

Jun 29, 2016

Very helpful. I feel I learnt a lot

By camilo a f

Jul 9, 2020

Excelent... This is a Great Course

By sneha A

May 5, 2020

Great course and great instructor.

By Mario D B

Nov 13, 2018

It was a great learning experience

By Igor S F d A

May 13, 2016

It is a great oportunity to learn.

By Maya R

May 14, 2019

Great introduction to typography!

By Julie S

Mar 8, 2019

Very interesting and informative.

By Christy L

Oct 1, 2018

this class is amazing! thank you!

By Rolando P P

Jul 25, 2017

muy buen curso, recomendado 100%!


May 26, 2020

short & crisp

hand-on experiences

By rohit b

May 19, 2020

best course ever!! in dept study

By Donna B

May 13, 2019

I enjoyed this course very much.

By Carlos L

Jun 15, 2017

excelent journey, very useful!!!

By Dee M

Sep 14, 2016

Great course - really insightful

By Ivan K

Dec 10, 2018

Superb course! Very insightful.

By Maqbool A

Jun 6, 2018

great site for online education

By Gayatri S

Feb 3, 2018

Very Helpful Course. Thank You!

By Nadia L

Apr 23, 2016

everything what i need to know!

By Chloé K

Sep 10, 2020

Excellent introductory cource.

By Joyti R P

Jul 21, 2020

A nice combination.I loved it.