VA303 Typography I

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
VA303 Typography I 1 2 6 Monday 14:00 - 17:00
Prerequisite VA211, VA101, VA103 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Kenan Zekic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
14:00-16:00
Wednesday:
14:00-16:00
Friday:
10:00-12:00
B F2.22 - 033 957 302
E-mail kzekic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail kzekic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives Course Typography I, through a series of theory lectures and practical assignments explores the basic ways typography can be utilized. It dissects the primary aspect of the field, deepening it through series of typographic projects. Typography theory learning is intersecting extensively with an understanding of the practical application. This process will enable students to seek for the best design solutions when engaging typography as the main communication and creative tool.
Textbook Designing with type (The essential guide to typography); James Craig/Irene Korol Scala; Watson-Guptill Publications Thinking with Type; Ellen Lupton: Princeton Architectural Press
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Show a capability to explore the full range of issues to be considered with the usage of type
  2. Utilize typographic concepts to a some standard of professional competency
  3. Compose with Type
  4. Analyze impact of typographic design to communication design
  5. Develop the ability to connect theoretical knowledge with practice and thus make it operative
Teaching Methods Online lectures, online class discussions, practical exercises, screenings, and potentially hybrid classes will be introduced. During the Semester course it will be determined how and when essential printout of assignments will be submitted. Weekly planning might be subject to change if neccessary.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the course, disscussion
Week 2 Helvetica Movie and Vernacular Typography - Intro Assignment and Discussion disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 3 1st assignment presentation, Theory lecture History, intro 2nd assignment disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 4 Assignment 2 presentationa & submission disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 5 Assignment 3 - disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 6 Letterform and meaning - Assignment 3 presentationa & submission, Intro Assig.4 disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 7 Unity of Design in the Typeface - Assig. 4 Presentation - intro Assig. 5 disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 8 Classification of Type - Assignment 5 in class work
Week 9 MIDTERM EXAM - Assignment 5 Submission disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 10 Typographic measurement system Theory - Assignment 6 intro and discussion disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 11 Typographic Syntax - Assignment 6 in class work disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 12 Grid - Assignment 6 submission and intro to Assignment 7 disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 13 Typographic composition - Assignment 7 submission and intro to Final Project disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 14 Theory and Final Assignment work in class disscussion / Assig. Review
Week 15 Final project in class work
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 25 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Assignments 8 50 1,2,3,4
Midterm Project & Theory Test 1 20 1,2,3,4
Attendance
Participation / Professionalism
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 14 14 Mid-term Exam Study 6 2 12
Assignments 8 10 80 Assignments 8 10 80
Lab 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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