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Course Description

In this course, students will be given the opportunity to learn three-dimensional composition of modules, basic form and volume principles, and form-based (three-dimensional) operational and ordering strategies. A big focus is the relationships between form and space with basic ingredients such as planes, surfaces, masses, and volumes. You will have the opportunity to produce physical and digital working models of your module studies as well as generating plan and section drawing types.


Betty Goldberg, Associate Professor

Mahindra Patel, Professor

What You’ll Learn

  • Basic typographic terminology as well as the ability to distinguish differences between typefaces and identify parts of letterforms. 

  • The way typefaces express connotative meaning through their association with different time periods, aesthetics and ideas.

  • How to set type for optimal legibility and clear hierarchy, and design and evaluate page layouts and control typographic aesthetics.

  • How to survey and analyze possibilities for type treatments by looking at examples of expressive and unconventional typography.

Entry Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in this course must have already completed the 2D Drawing program, as well as Color Theory modules.


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