Course Outlines

Typography and Layout I — GRDT 1016

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers the basics of typography and development of page layout in graphic design processes. It provides an overview of the graphic design profession and a historical framework for modem typography and layout practices. Typography classification and identification are covered. Design elements and principles are used as a foundation of any design work. Both screen and print formats are explored. Students work with type and visuals to create layouts and solve design assignments.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 1/12/15 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Create a type style alphabet
    2. Define design elements and principles
    3. Define graphic design
    4. Define layout
    5. Define type and layout terminology
    6. Define typography
    7. Describe design process components
    8. Describe image formats
    9. Design typographic logo
    10. Discuss font formats
    11. Discuss history of type and graphic design
    12. Discuss licenses and copyright
    13. Discuss uses of text and display type
    14. Explore online type and image resources
    15. Explore type and layout software
    16. Identify anatomy of type
    17. Identify typefaces
    18. Install type on the computer
    19. Layout advertisements
    20. Layout book cover
    21. Layout brochure
    22. Layout business system
    23. Layout for web and multimedia
    24. Layout newsletter
    25. Layout posters and flyers
    26. Measure type
    27. Select typefaces
    28. Use font management tools
    29. Use grids for layout
    30. Utilize color in type and layout
    31. Utilize design process
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted