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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.

Apr 12, 2021

This was an excellent course. I learned a whole lot about typography. The videos and assignments were interesting and challenging. I'm happy I was able to complete this course and highly recommend it!

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By Stefano B

May 5, 2021

A course really well given . Good job

By Mary R

May 24, 2020

Really interesting and easy to follow

By Dijana M

Sep 29, 2016

Excellent course. Highly recommended.

By Diana A

Jun 29, 2016

An excellent course, I learned a lot.

By 魏清君

Jun 18, 2016

Love typography and love this course.

By Monali K

Aug 22, 2020

Knowledgeable and interesting course

By Munjeong K

Apr 23, 2018

perfect. there are so many exercise.

By liangzi l

Mar 30, 2017

I am already know how to do a poster

By Andre M O

Aug 28, 2016

perfect the approaches to typography

By akash g

Jul 11, 2016

one of the best courses I have taken

By Madiha Y

Sep 5, 2021

Practical and learning assignments.

By Verena K

Jun 4, 2021

Awesome course! Would attend again!

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 вероника д

Aug 18, 2021

good course, was very useful to me

By camilo a f

Jul 9, 2020

Excelent... This is a Great Course

By sneha G

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 Elizabeth Q

Dec 17, 2020

Good experience! I recommend 100%

By Maya R

May 14, 2019

Great introduction to typography!

By Julie S

Mar 8, 2019

Very interesting and informative.