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CGD 2060 : Typography II
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Typography I
Typography I
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This course introduces students to one of the most integral components of visual communication- typefaces and their letter forms. Topics covered include typographic vocabulary, terminology, history, technology, classification, measurement, and syntax. Students will be introduced to typographic history, nationality, and technology. Students will learn visual hierarchy and the grid as organizing principle and system. Pre-requisites: CFN 1000 Communication Design or CDM 1200 Digital Design I, CDE 1000 Design Concepts or CGD 1010 Fundamentals of Graphic Design. In some terms this course may be cross-tallied at the undergraduate level as CGD 2050 and at the graduate level as CGD 6350. Students enrolled at the graduate level will complete additional assignments to earn graduate credit.

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