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Course Description

Why is Helvetica so widely used? Sans Serif or Serif? If these questions sound familiar, this course is just your type. While learning typography, students consider type classifications and production, with an emphasis on the mechanics of type, including measurements, type spacing, and composition. The anatomy of basic letterforms and letter indication are also explored. Students in this course produce a small booklet or a poster.

- Taught through an online learning environment, this course does not include live meetings. Students take part in course activities at their own pace; course content will be posted on a weekly basis based on the scheduled meeting date.

 

Prerequisites

Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Typography I
Type
Online
Dates
Jun 07, 2021 to Aug 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Instructors
Materials List
  • There are no materials required for this course.

Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection and Adobe Creative Cloud (or access to similar vector-based software).
  • Also required is access to lynda.com; students may access the site for free with a Los Angeles Public Library card (city or county). 
  • As an Otis Extension student, you are eligible for select software discounts which can be found online under the software company’s education section of its website. Educational license is available here

 

Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Asynchronous
  • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Interaction takes place through organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources. Activities include email, listservs, online discussion boards, wikis and blogs.             
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.                    
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