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Introduction to Typography

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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.

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Rating 4.7 based on 472 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Instructor Anther Kiley
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Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design Humanities
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Reviewed some of what we learned about Typography in the first course (Fundamentals of Graphic Design), but did expand in some areas.

Easy way in understanding type and getting extra insights on typographic design.

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The teacher is so thorough and the assignments make implementing what I learned so much better.

Examples shown were inspiring and I learned so much that I didn't know about typography.

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Rating 4.7 based on 472 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Instructor Anther Kiley
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design Humanities
Tags Computer Science Design And Product Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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