Course Title: Produce typographic design solutions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5384 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Course Title: Produce typographic design solutions

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to produce professional typography for a wide range of communication needs.

Typographic design solutions may include advertisements, headlines, logotypes, signage systems, posters, charts or mass text applications.

It applies to a broad range of digital and print applications in many different graphic design industry contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions


1. Research type as visual communication

2. Analyse design needs

3. Develop ideas for typographic solutions

4. Manipulate and integrate type

5. Integrate type within the overall design

6. Evaluate typographic design solutions

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will have the ability to:

  • assess historical and contemporary information about typography for relevance to graphic design practice
  • interpret and evaluate design requirements in briefs and other information sources
  • manipulate type with a high level of technical proficiency using graphics software programs
  • develop and present typographic concepts
  • integrate typography and other visual components into final design or layout
  • develop multiple pieces of professional standard typography that convey the visual communication objectives defined in client briefs
  • evaluate the effectiveness of typography solutions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.