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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 Md. S

Apr 2, 2021

Really Good Course!

By Martina

May 21, 2020

Good for beginners.

By Antonio L

Jan 23, 2020

Muy bueno, gracias!

By Shimaa G A

Apr 1, 2019

It is a good course

By Konstantinos A

Apr 1, 2018

Amazing experience!

By Ricardo G

Mar 4, 2018

Excellent course!!!

By Adele A

Sep 18, 2017


By Joel S A

Sep 11, 2016

A pragmatic course.


Jan 7, 2022

I like this course

By kh. f

Jan 25, 2021

practical approach

By Yahya H

Jul 12, 2020

It is really good.

By Luis E A R

Dec 1, 2019

Muy bueno le curso

By Ahmad S I A

Apr 20, 2019

great course ever

By Manuel N C M

Jul 13, 2018

Really interesting

By Afifa A

Jul 12, 2018

I enjoyed it... :)

By Zolcsák T D

Dec 16, 2017

Interesting course

By Yusuf C

Mar 21, 2017

A wonderful course

By nikji

Feb 13, 2017

very good lecture!

By Rosa L B

Dec 11, 2021

Muy buen curso :)

By Jim V

Nov 23, 2021

Very educational

By Arkar M

May 9, 2021

Excellent Course!

By Francesca F

Feb 13, 2021

very interesting!

By Leonora P

Apr 10, 2020

Excellent course!

By Noha K K E

Mar 3, 2019

i think its great

By Samantha W

Feb 4, 2018

A very fun class.