DSGN603 – Type Design

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Module code
DSGN603
Module title
Type Design
Prescription
To introduce students to the fundamentals of typeface design. The course will cover a range of type design tools and practices enabling students to develop custom digital typefaces in relation to a given context.
Programmes
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
64
Self directed hours
86
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically select and apply appropriate type design tools and practices
2. Analyse codes and conventions of type design
3. Demonstrate ability to act and think through a reflective process
Content
• History of typography
• Type design process overview
• Principles of type design
• Contextual Research
• Technical Skills
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students must complete all assessments and gain an overall mark of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Studio and presentation spaces
• Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec computers.