Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College

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Mat 155 | Graphic Design 2: Typography

3 Units
Advisories: MAT 135
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course covers the essential concepts of typographic design and its incorporation into all forms of visual communication. Topics include historical development and cultural impacts, type design, ligature, word/image fusion, and structural and experimental design. Students develop a solid understanding of how to use type and letterforms to improve the quality of comprehension and communication.

MAT 155 is an emphasis course and is part of the Graphic Design sequence. While it is acceptable to take MAT 185 : Graphic Design 3 before taking MAT 155, it is highly recomended that MAT 135 : Graphic Design 1 be completed as the first course in the sequence.