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Typography: Typography and Design-It's All Here

Sep 29 - Dec 15
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM (EST) 12 sessions
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM (EST) 12 sessions
Adam Greiss, Vice president, global head/creative director, Morgan Stanley Creative Services

What makes one typeface more appropriate than another? What makes excellent work stand out above the rest? Want to know everything there is to know about working with type? This course will help students to master the ability to execute design projects from concept through completion. A strong emphasis is placed on the use of typography and its relationship to illustration and photography. We will study the works of some of the greatest design masters known for their affinity to type. "Real-life" assignments will be given, such as branding, book jackets, posters, CD packaging, brochures, package design, digital and editorial. All aspects of design will be addressed. The work completed in this course can be used to build a portfolio.
NOTE: The first session of this course will meet from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. It is recommended that students have access to a Macintosh computer and a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign). All students with an active registration in this online course will be given free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This course is fully online and offered through a combination of synchronous as well as asynchronous lectures, handouts, videos and discussions. Students are invited to attend regularly scheduled online sessions during the listed course hours.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs
The School of Visual Arts online courses are hosted in Canvas, our College-wide learning system. Most computers (5 years old or newer recommended) can access the course(s) without a problem. The courses work with Windows (Windows 7 and newer), Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.10 and newer), and Linux (chromeOS). Participants will need a minimum screen size of 800x600 (the average size of a netbook) and good broadband (Minimum of 512kbps) Internet connection to participate in the online courses.