Students will explore the historical intricacies of letterforms and typographic design and will learn to differentiate and apply typographic hierarchy, voice, scale and texture. They will create a typographic publication which will showcase typography as both a design and communication element through various layouts using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. This course will explore advanced typographic techniques in conjunction with client studio intake projects. Additionally, students will demonstrate their ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout the program to design projects for various studio clients. They will outline research methods and processes to be implemented, and will propose, articulate and rationalize their design and project strategies. The lab is guided by an Instructor who will mentor students as a Creative Director, and a lab assistant who will play the role of Production Manager. Projects will be assessed and assigned to students individually or as a group, depending on client requirements.
Course code: VCDP 2321
Length: 154 hours
PrerequisitesStudents must be enrolled in the Visual Communications Design Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (60%).
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.