Postgraduate Diploma in Typographic Design
The Postgraduate Diploma in Typographic Design studies the letter considered as the base component of the page. The writing and the techniques that give form to the letter of manual character are studied to pass to the design with digital tools and the confection of alphabets.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Typographic Design is included in the Master's Degree in Typography and Page Design.
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- Postgraduate Diploma in Typographic Design, by the UAB
- Edition and course
120 €/ECTS (10% discount for former students and Alumni UAB Premium)
From 28 September 2020 to 29 January 2021
Monday, tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4 pm to 8 pm
224h on site and 526h independent work by the student
Spanish (Catalan 5%)
minimum 15 - maximum 26
- Course location
EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona
- Teaching Staff
- Higher graduates in Design
- Fine Arts graduates
- Advertising and Public Relations graduates
- Audiovisual Communication graduates
- Professional or academic with accredited experience
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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
MODULE 1 – CALLIGRAPHY AND LETTERING
10 ECTS CREDITS
Calligraphy (40 hours)
Practice and theory aimed at getting to know the different calligraphy styles that have influenced subsequent typographical forms. Study of the tools, supports and inks. Study of the ductus and variants of each style.
Lettering (40 hours)
Letter drawing practice based on a central calligraphy axis, although especially for contour. Manual and digital vectorial drawing. Practice with single letters, monograms, logotypes, headings and alphabet principles.
MODULE 2 – TYPOGRAPHY DESIGN
10 ECTS CREDITS
Digital typography design (40 hours)
Design of a digital alphabet with a limited number of characters.
Development of the typographic family (40 hours)
Development of the digital alphabet by weights and styles. Planning the typographic family.
MODULE 3 – WRITING AND HISTORY OF TYPOGRAPHY
10 ECTS CREDITS
Writing and history of typography (40 hours)
Theoretical studies of the origins of writing and the relationships with languages, families and evolution. Study of pre-typographic Latin writing and typography. Formal evolution of typography. Standards and repertoire of typographic alphabets up to the present day.
Expanded alphabets (40 hours)
Development of the digital alphabet beyond the basic initial letters that have allowed design to be determined. Study of special characters. Design approach for other writing close to Latin, especially Greek and Cyrillic. Typography design for screen.
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