units

VCO3307

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Ziga Testen

Synopsis

Theoretical and practical exercises in the relationships between typography and meaning, typography and language, and type in media will provide this unit's educational core. Skills in fine-point typography and publishing software are emphasised. Set projects engage students in the production of sophisticated typographic solutions for print, publications and generalist design applications.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. effectively use the elements and principles of typographic design
  2. establish parameters and apply solutions to issues of legibility, readibility, and hierarchical information structures
  3. explore experimental typography and demonstrate a capacity to apply new approaches to the construction of meaning
  4. show a capacity to work with texts and enhance and construct meaning; demonstrate fine-point technical skills necessary for industry-level typographic application
  5. produce sophisticated typographic solutions to general and media-specific design problems and projects
  6. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment

Approximately 4 assigned projects: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week.

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

VCO3303