Graphic & Media Design

Thomas Nelson Community College


141 typography

monday & wednesday

(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 05 if required by individual student's placement; ART 131, ART 283 OR PHT 135 or divisional approval.

Studies the history of letterforms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communication media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type, copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems.

"The more uninteresting the letter, the more useful it is to the typographer."

— Piet Zwart