Course Title: Typography Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Typography Studio 1

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.  

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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)

GRAP2532

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

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

GRAP2532

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

GRAP2532

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

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


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.


Course Learning Outcomes:

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

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


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer environment 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 


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment is as follows:

  • Design project 1 Modular type design       (25% of final grade) LE1,2,3,4
  • Design project 2 Posters with type and imagery   (25% of final grade) LE1,2,3,4
  • Design project 3 Exhibition catalogue (50% of final grade) LE1,2,3,4

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