Online course: Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing (part of a long term online programme: Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers)
Dates: any time
Duration: 13 hours
Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 out of 138 ratings (see top rating courses here)
Participating countries: any country
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- $49 with sharable certificate
Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing
Graphic design is telling a story by using both images and text. With that definition in mind, this course will focus on the textual elements of graphic design. From the history of typography, the difference between type, fonts and text as well as exposure to typography spacing, students will learn the value of selecting the best kind of type and combinations of fonts to get their message across in a visually pleasing manner.
What you will learn
Appreciate the history and future of typography as an artform.
Compare and contrast the similarities and nuances between the concepts of typography, fonts and text.
Work with the various aspects of spacing type, including leading, kerning and tracking.
WEEK 1: 3 hours to complete
History of Typography
This module will cover the history of typography, baseline basics and the anatomy of a typeface.
Hieroglyphics to Printing Press to Digital Design
Anatomy of a Typeface
WEEK 2: 2 hours to complete
Typography, Fonts and Text
This module will cover the two main types of fonts and font pairings and hierarchy.
Elements of Typography
Font Pairings and Hierarchy
WEEK 3: 4 hours to complete
Typography Spacing & Sizing
This module will cover typographical spacing and sizing, as well as the concepts of alignment, leading, tracking and kerning.
Leading Your Lines
Tracking and Kerning
WEEK 4: 4 hours to complete
Design Programs and User Experience
This module will review using type in various computer design programs. You will also get a chance to practice your skills in designing a brochure or postcard, focusing on the use of type in your design.
Canva and Typefaces
Long term online programme Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers
This online course is one of the parts of long term online programme “Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers“, provided by University of Colorado Boulder:
|Name of the course||Duration (hours)||Score||Number of ratings|
|Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Software Overview||11||4.7||574|
|Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Image Formats||12||4.7||378|
|Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing||13||4.8||138|
|Print and Digital Elements of Design: Branding and User Experience||10||4.7||111|