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DGME 220 Typography

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Equivalent Art Course

DGME 103 - Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design and ART 301 - Two-Dimensional Design are equivalent courses and either can be used to satisfy degrees in both programs. (Required for AA: Digital Media Graphic Design)

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Study letterforms and understand fundamental typographic principles with an emphasis on the vocabulary of the typographic form and its relationship to message and purpose. Covers in a practical and useful manner, typographic history, anatomy, classification, legibility, choosing and mixing typefaces, and type as an expressive medium. Classroom theory is applied to practical typographic problems. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon request.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 40-45
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU