Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Design Alive | Evaluated Learning Experience

Return to Design Alive

Typography (GD T1 01)

Course Category: 

47 hours (17 weeks).  

Various; distance learning format.

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss design theory and principles through the completion of assignments and exercises; define color theory and apply the theory to projects; categorize font families into different styles; select appropriate typefaces based on the subject matter; manipulate text to convey a specific message; critique designs using appropriate art and design terminology; develop the skill of research a project according to the project specifications; apply brainstorming and concept development skills to the initial design project; synthesize theories of typography, color, composition, and art and design history to create a professional poster; and outline the process of designing a successful logo and to create a successful logo and stationery set.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: importance of typography, fundamentals of typography, type patterns, typographic poster, major movements of modern and post‐modern art history periods, different types of logos, Logotype, Typographic Image or Pictogram (logomark), identity design, corporate identity. Prerequisite: To enroll in this course, students must have completed in the following Design Alive courses or their equivalents based on evaluation: CG PS 01 (Digital Imaging), CG AI 01 (Digital Drawing) and CG ID 01 (Digital Publication).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Graphic Design, Media Arts, or Digital Design (12/15 review) (6/17 administrative review) (9/22 revalidation).