Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 180 - Typography

This course provides a comprehensive foundation in typography for both print and screen. Typographic terminology, systems, layout, tools and practices, and history are covered. The course explores visual problem-solving, concept development, context, and the practical use of type as an element of design. Students study professional typographic designs, exploring the various aesthetic choices, techniques, and connections between historic and contemporary design in order to understand the crucial role typography plays in visual communication and utilize it in their work. ART 180 fulfills The Arts SUNY General Education Knowledge and Skills Area. Prerequisites: ART 109; ART 117. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.). Spring semester.