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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 Giorgio Z

Oct 30, 2016

I loved the course! Thank you

By Teresa S

Feb 27, 2021

I really enjoyed this class.

By Kenneth D D

Aug 10, 2020

Very useful and informative,

By Neil H

May 29, 2020

Very enjoyable introduction.


Apr 1, 2019

I enjoyed this course a lot!

By xi c

Oct 25, 2017

very basic but covered a lot

By Ludmila S

Aug 27, 2017

Love it! Highly recommended!

By Guo Y

May 3, 2017

favorite one of this series!

By Estefanía

Apr 21, 2016

Gracias, me encantó el curso

By Mariana M d C

Oct 24, 2020

Amazing course! Just do it!

By Drew B

Feb 5, 2018

Very Clear and interesting.

By Kristian J L D R

Mar 19, 2017

I Really Enjoyed the course

By Ruping M

Nov 14, 2016

Great theory and practices.

By Ineke v E

Jun 12, 2016

Good course! Learned a lot.

By Reham R

Oct 18, 2021

amazing course thanks alot

By Jonathan D M

Nov 30, 2020

I enjoyed every bit of it.

By Lorna A

Oct 14, 2020

Learned a lot!! Thank you!

By Голик Д Р

Jun 20, 2020

Amazing, thank you so much

By Karine G

Aug 17, 2019

This course is a treasure!

By Ignacio R G

Nov 6, 2017

Good basics for beginners.

By Pedro R

Jul 14, 2016

Great course! Recommended!

By Evangelia B

Jun 10, 2016

I really loved tis course.

By Md H H

May 15, 2020

Fantastic Course Syllebus


Oct 2, 2019

I really love this course

By Rachel Y

Sep 12, 2019

very practical and useful