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GDES 009: Introduction to Typography

Course Description

This course focuses on creating typographic solutions for graphic design. Key topics include a historical overview of letterforms and type classifications, factors contributing to the style and functionality of type face design, and the fundamental principles of typographic layouts and lettering techniques commonly used in graphic design. The anatomy of type and how typefaces communicate message/purpose are also covered in the course.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 32 – 36
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 48 – 54

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: ARTS 031A, ARTS 033A or ARTS 031A, GDES 004

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
Last Updated 7/19/23