VCO3307 - Typography 3 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Warren Taylor


Mr Ziga Testen

Not offered in 2019






Theoretical and practical exercises in the relationships between typography and meaning, typography and language, and type in media will provide this unit's educational core. Skills in fine-point typography and publishing software are emphasised. Set projects engage students in the production of sophisticated typographic solutions for print, publications and generalist design applications.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Effectively use the elements and principles of typographic design;
  2. Establish parameters and apply solutions to issues of legibility, readability, and hierarchical information structures;
  3. Explore experimental typography and demonstrate a capacity to apply new approaches to the construction of meaning;
  4. Show a capacity to work with texts and enhance and construct meaning; demonstrate fine-point technical skills necessary for industry-level typographic application;
  5. Produce sophisticated typographic solutions to general and media-specific design problems and projects;
  6. Observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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