• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts, Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Geoff Hinchcliffe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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No longer confined to the printed page, typography is a fundamental element of contemporary design practice that is evident across screen, print and the built environment. This course offers an introduction to this dynamic field, providing a grounding in typographic concepts, terminology, and production practices. The course considers both the history of typography and the multitude of contemporary forms to which the practice has adapted. It aims to provide students with fundamental typographic competencies while also introducing them to the wealth of new opportunities for typographic exploration and development. Students conduct research, analysis and experimental production in the process of designing and producing typographic works for print, screen, and three-dimensional forms. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key typographic concepts, principles and terminology.
  2. Adapt and apply typographic design across print, screen and three-dimensional forms.
  3. Conduct research into design theories, artefacts and processes, and apply findings to creative production.
  4. Substantiate design outcomes with research and rationale.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Type project 1 - research and analysis (20) [LO 1,3]
  2. Type project 2 - experimentation (30) [LO 1,2]
  3. Type project 3 - type in context (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Reflection and rationale (10) [LO 3,4]
  5. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 39 hours of contact comprising lectures, tutorials / workshops.
b) 91 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
 

Inherent Requirements

Familiarity and competence with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite or Affinity Designer.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed at least one of the following courses: ARTV1020, ARTV1021, ARTV1022, ARTV1032, ARTV1033, DESA1020, DESA1021, DESA1022, DESN1001 or DESN1002.

Prescribed Texts

Lupton, E. (2004). Thinking with type: A critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Preliminary Reading

Jury, D. (2002). About face: Reviving the rules of typography. Switzerland: RotoVision.
 
Lupton, E. (2004). Thinking with type: A critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
 
Rosendorf, T. (2009). The typographic desk reference: TDR. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books.
 
Samara, T. (2005). Making and breaking the grid: A graphic design layout workshop. Beverly: Rockport.
 

Fees

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:
12
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3600
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7511 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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