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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 301 Lettering Arts

Fall and Spring Semesters

This course introduces the Graphic Design or Fine Art Student to the methods, techniques, media, process and history of the creation and production of the handmade letterform. The purpose of the course is to allow students to take the knowledge of drawing, design and concept that they already have and use it to create work that is primarily typographic in nature. It will also help the student to realize the influence of the handmade letterform on classic and contemporary typography. The student will learn to produce the traditional forms of Roman and cursive calligraphy with pen and ink, and more expressive forms with the brush. Drawn lettering using traditional drafting tools will also be covered, with final works being executed in a variety of media and substrates, including ink, gouache and pencil on both paper and canvas. Emphasis will be on creative concept, excellent drawing and superior craft. Prerequisite:  ART 210  - or -  ART 200 , ART 215 , ART 265  

3 credit hours