Fundamentals of Typography2015-07-05T08:20:09+00:00

Fundamentals of Typography

Typography is what sets designers apart from other artists. In visual communication, typography must be integrated (every last loop, bowl, and descender) into a total design.
In this 3-lesson Fundamentals of Typography course, you’ll explore the anatomy of the letterform. Through interactive lectures and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to classify typefaces and use them creatively. Understanding the fundamentals of typography will give your work power, eloquence, and beauty.

COURSE PREREQUISITE(S)

Photoshop Basics or equivalent experience.

METHOD OF DELIVERY

Online training supported by online instructors

COURSE NOTES

A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

LESSON 1

The language of letterform; Early typography; Key measures; Tale of two typographers; Case studies: today’s typefaces

LESSON 2

Type classification; The type connoisseur; What to look for; Classification categories; Practicing type recognition

LESSON 3

Display type: quirky and loving it; Display typography; Type is image, too; In-your-face type; Display type in print and on screen

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