Chevron Left
Back to Introduction to Typography

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Typography by California Institute of the Arts

5,123 ratings

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


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!


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.

Filter by:

401 - 425 of 1,101 Reviews for Introduction to Typography

By Evelyn L

Oct 18, 2021

By Fer G

May 20, 2020

By Julie L

Aug 5, 2016

By Jashtelle E

Nov 23, 2020

By The S O S

Aug 22, 2020

By Efren A

Jan 24, 2019

By Dinithi w

Feb 28, 2021

By Luke F

Jan 22, 2021

By barry m

Oct 12, 2020

By Yinuo X

Feb 5, 2021

By Rossana M V B

Sep 14, 2020

By Alice B

Mar 16, 2020

By Nicholas S H

May 2, 2019

By Lorenzo F

Jul 5, 2017

By Eugenia S

Aug 8, 2016

By Carmen A

Aug 4, 2020

By Jaspal S R

Aug 7, 2016

By Yulonda S

Aug 12, 2021

By Norman K

Aug 10, 2020

By Leon B

Mar 12, 2019

By F A

Aug 7, 2018

By D.S. L

Mar 27, 2021

By Alejandro B

Jul 4, 2020

By Денис

Mar 31, 2017

By Patel C M

Mar 17, 2021