Syllabus for a Typography course (S351) taught at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, USA for the fall semester from Aug - Dec 2015.
The course, S351 Graphic Design 2 (Typography) is about developing the ability to skillfully use typography in graphic design. To do so, fundamental principles relating to typography are explored through a series of progressively complex in-class exercises and assignments, supported by research, readings, ideation, criticism, peer learning, and computer assisted learning (YouTube and other online tutorials such as Lynda.com). This course examines expressive possibilities of typography within the field of graphic design, specifically the application of typography in business communications, promotional and branding purposes. This course will prepare the students for design thinking and methods related to typography as tool for visual problem solving via computer and hands-on methods.