Communication Design - Typography 1
September 8 - December 16 / Monday, Wednesday 4-6:45pm
This course will be held in person at the Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit.
Develop an understanding of two-dimensional design space and the unique nature of typographic communication principles. Through a series of projects centered around the role of type in communication design, students develop an understanding of typographic aesthetics, concepts of organization, understanding language based messages to achieve a particular hierarchy, while emphasizing the role of analog and digital tools to achieve well-crafted solutions with specific communication intent.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify typographic nomenclature, typographic message structure (hierarchy), principles of 2D proportional and compositional strategies in a typographic context at an introductory level.
- Demonstrate the function of formal design components such as typography, formats, colors, images, and symbols to achieve defined communication goals.
- Identify the role of an iterative design process that through a series of steps moves the projects from ideas to informed design solutions.
- Illustrate the relevance of well-crafted messages in a physical and digital context.
Required course for all Communication Design majors.
Students will have access to Adobe Creative Suite through CCS for the duration of this course. See below for technical requirements.
High school Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may take CCS dual enrollment classes through CCS this Fall and save almost 80% of the cost of the class. The cost of the $4,617 class is discounted to $900 for high school students participating in the Dual Enrollment program. Classes are available online and as a hybrid of online and in person classes.
High school students living in Michigan may qualify for additional financial support through their school district. Complete the Dual Enrollment Application here.
Build your portfolio, complete your prerequisites, and earn three college credits before you graduate from high school.
Students will earn 3.0 transferable college credits.
For more information about Dual Enrollment contact the Office of Precollege and Continuing Studies at 313.664.7456.
CCS requires a COVID-19 vaccination record for faculty, students and staff, including continuing education students for the Fall 2021 semester. All people on campus are required to wear masks indoors