The Art of Type

The Art of Type design studio course is an introduction to the potential and expressive qualities of contemporary typography. Topics include the anatomy of the letterform, distinctions between typefaces, and shaping the page with type.

The course introduces students to contemporary graphic designers and their impact on visual communication and the written language. Students should be prepared to create work in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator. 

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.


Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at canvas.ocadu.ca.

Contact continuingstudies@ocadu.ca for assistance with using your account.

Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact cstudies@unbc.ca for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the differences between letterforms to enable them to choose suitable typefaces for a variety of graphic design solutions
  • Classify type in order to compare the differences between typefaces
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize and pair typefaces
  • Demonstrate an ability to design 2-dimensional work and type forms
Location:
Online
Session:
Fall 2021
Date & Time:
28 Oct 2021 to 2 Dec 2021
  • 6 online classroom sessions
Instructor: Price:
$445.00
Registration Deadline:
October 26, 2021
Location:
Online
Session:
Winter 2022
Date & Time:
1 Mar 2022 to 5 Apr 2022
  • 6 online sessions
Instructor: Price:
$445.00
Registration Deadline:
February 25, 2022

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to Adobe InDesign or Introduction to Adobe Illustrator or equivalent experience is recommended.

Details

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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