Course Description

Develop your understanding of typography in relation to expressive, text and image-based content. Learn about the functional and formal properties of type. An understanding of format, hierarchy, legibility, clarity and type as the carrier of meaning will be investigated. Discover the important roles of shape, size, personality and choosing the appropriate typeface play in good design, which leads to effective communication.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of typography
  • Recognize and identify different typeface classifications and families
  • Understand typographic terminology
  • Understand the history of typography
  • Execute effective hierarchy of typography
  • Understand the basic elements of a grid

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6:30PM to 9:30PM
Sep 23, 2019 to Dec 09, 2019
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $425.00
Potential Price Adjustments
  • Sue McGillivray
Reading List / Textbook

Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton

ISBN-13: 978-1568989693 ISBN-10: 1568989695 Edition: 2 Rev and expanded ed.

Textbooks are available for purchase from the Main Campus UofC Bookstore.   For information on the UofC Bookstore hours, store locations or how to purchase textbooks http://www.calgarybookstore.ca

Section Notes

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2866. 

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Note: No class on statutory holidays Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day 

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