This course introduces students to the principles and practice of using text in their visual art practice. A variety of practical techniques are explored, conceptual issues are addressed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the techniques, processes and equipment used in handset and computer typography;
- demonstrate a creative exploration of materials and alternative techniques;
- apply concepts and techniques to the development of resolved text based works; and
- show a critical awareness of historical, conceptual and theoretical contexts.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of Studio Work (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Documentation (Visual Diary and Oral Presentation) (10) [LO 2,4]
- Project Proposal (500 words) (10) [LO 4]
- Written Reflection (1500 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Paul Maravelas, Letterpress Printing: A Manual for Modern Fine Press Printers (Newcastle: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) [686.2 MAR]
Phil Baines: Type and Typography (UK: Libanus Press, 2005) [686.224 BAI]
Herbert Spencer (ed), The Liberated Page (San Francisco: Bedford Press, 1987)
Steven Heller & Mirko Ilic, Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age (UK: Thames & Hudson, 2006)
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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