Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Apr 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GDES 221 - Typography II


(SA+D only)

Builds upon the basic knowledge and experience gained in GDES 220 . Students will further their awareness of the expressive nature of type with an emphasis toward developing their own personal typographic style. Students will create work in a variety of formats emphasizing originality. Typography in motion will be introduced. PREREQUISITE(S): ARTT 116 /GDES 116 GDES 210 , and GDES 220 ; or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly GD 221.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply the creative process of making thumbnail sketches, roughs and comprehensives using only type to express an idea to more advanced projects.
  • Employ formal elements and principles of art and design.
  • Utilize the specialized language of art and design when discussing one’s own work as well as the work of others.
  • Analyze type selection and appropriateness for individual projects, especially as it relates to issues of readability.
  • Demonstrate mastery in the use of traditional and digital graphic design tools.
  • Recognize the importance of creating a hierarchy of information in visual communication.
  • Apply measurement systems and terminology used by typographers and graphic designers.
  • Appreciate that he/she is part of a continuum of visual people working and communicating with type.


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