Course Title: Typography Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Typography Studio 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Al Briggs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will work with increasing autonomy and judgement to combine design skills with typographic expertise to create typographic design solutions for a wide range of applications, both print and digital. This might include advertisements, headlines, logotypes, signage systems, posters, charts or mass text applications.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Identify and employ a range of graphic and communication techniques in order to design, refine and produce artwork using well developed digital production skills for multiple contexts.
  • Demonstrate innovation and critical thinking when applying technical and creative skills to address artistic and industry problems.
  • Reference historical and contemporary design theory and culture in order to develop and adapt knowledge and skills to a range of graphic design outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse, select, develop and manipulate type with a high level of technical proficiency using industry current software programs.
  • Effectively integrate the elements and principles of design into typography work.
  • Use judgement and creativity to develop typography that supports the overall visual communication objective.
  • Create multiple pieces of professional typography.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer laboratory using industry software. You will complete exercises and industry style briefs. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources. The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment is as follows:

Exercise 1.1 - 5% Exercise 1.2 - 5% Exercise 1.3 - 5% Project 2 - 35% Project 3 - 50%

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1