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What you will learn

  • Review the terminology and measuring system used to describe type

  • Explore how typefaces tell stories and understand the historic evolution

  • Conduct a peer-reviewed typesetting exercise

  • Design of a full-scale typographic poster

Skills you will gain

CreativityAdobe IllustratorHistoryGraphicsAdobe Indesign

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

36%

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 2 of 5 in the
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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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California Institute of the Arts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: Talking Type

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Font versus Typeface4m
Stroke and Proportion4m
Type Anatomy2m
Measuring Type3m
Choosing a Typeface4m
9 readings
About this Course5m
About the Assignments5m
Course Tools5m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
Academic Integrity2m
Additional Resources10m
Reviewing key terms5m
2 practice exercises
Type Terms30m
Describing Type30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Typefaces and their Stories

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Bembo: Humanist Letters3m
Didot: Enlightened Refinement3m
Clarendon: Type for the Masses3m
Futura: the Typographic Avant-Garde4m
Helvetica: International Modern3m
Scala Sans: Typographic Remix3m
2 readings
Prepare Yourself1m
Research Sources5m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Week 3: Putting Type to Work

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min)
6 videos
Typographic Space5m
Page Space5m
The Grid4m
Creating Hierarchy3m
Typographic Conventions5m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Making Meaningful Type

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Typesetting with Expression5m
Beyond Typesetting4m
The Typographic Poster4m
1 reading
Course Credits2m

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