Course Title: Applied Typography

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Typography

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.  

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.  

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus  

  

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2528

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2528

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

GRAP2528

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

515T Creative Industries

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Andrew Phillips

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Coordinator Email: Andrew.Phillips@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B515.2.3


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will select and compose type to produce typography in response to briefs. You will interpret the design specifications and requirements of the brief. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to apply type to a range of outcomes including logos, typesetting, publishing grids and page layouts. The focus of this course is the technical application of type including file and type management.


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.


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

  • Identify and compose type to produce typography at an advanced level in response to a brief
  • Identify complex typographical technical and quality problems
  • Evaluate and apply typography conventions to a range of different outcomes
  • Monitor and address the quality of typographic reproduction to ensure the required standard for output
  • Seek and provide feedback on developing work, evaluate feedback and apply where appropriate


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer environment using industry software. You will complete exercises, industry style briefs and activities. 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:

Summative Task 1 - 50%
Research assignment + layout 
Due Week 8

Summative Task 2 - 50%
Group Type Book & Presentation
Due Week 16


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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/governance-and-management/governance/policies/assessment-policy