Course code MākZ1024
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 2 30 48
E-courses MākZ1024: Type design
Course annotation The mankind has discovered and developed a unique way of preserving and transferring further the information – writing. The course acquaints students with the visual development of the characters from picture scripts to the characters used nowadays, and follows this development as the cultural and historical value. Along with the historical study
on changing the font forms the course envisages practical exercises for students to acquire the writing skills and setting up the text compositions; it offers the unity of character forms as the material, the tool and the esthetic value of the century; it looks upon the work with font as a possibility of creative self-expression according to digital technology.

Results Having successfully mastered the course, students acquire the understanding about the font as a cultural and historical value, the skills necessary for the bachelor of art to make the text typesetting composition respecting the possibilities of the visual perception, with its expressive, attractive visual form.
Course plan 1. Type history and technological advance L2
2. Fonts anatomy and terminology P6
3. Fonts families, usability and readibility P6
4. Typography basicaly P6
5. Fonts particularity in deversiform computer programms P6
6 . Introduction in special digital fonts creations computer programms P6

Requirements for obtaining credit points Independent work – a study on the development of font forms.
Creative tasks for applying the font. Constructions of antique letters.
Poster about fonts theme development (40%)
Participation in interim-exhibitions and the exhibition (10%)
The study works are assessed in the exhibition/examination (50%)

Study programmes Art