Course Title: Typography Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Typography Studio 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2537

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Al Briggs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9152

Course Coordinator Email:al.briggs@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.11


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will build upon your conceptual and technical knowledge of type and apply this knowledge across all areas of professional design practice. This will include complex corporateidentity projects, logotypes, long document design and structure. You will incorporate typography with initiative and judgement into multiple communication platforms, documents and formats.


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.


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

  • Effectively incorporate text into complex documents that includes other visual components and elements.
  • Work with and adapt large bodies of type in documents and files.
  • Apply your knowledge of typographical hierarchy and to complex documents and layouts.
  • Discuss and reflect on typographic trends and applications in design.


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 http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


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 tasks are:

  • Design Project 1 (50% of final grade)
  • Capstone Project (50% of final grade)

 may include individual briefs, in-class exercises, tests and assignments.
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter 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: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1