Sep 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GD 2100 - Layout Design

Credits: 3

In this sophomore-level course, students will continue to develop their knowledge regarding letterforms, legibility, organization, hierarchy, grid systems, and multi-page layouts. Students will demonstrate the ability to solve communication problems through effective design. Upon successful completion of this course, students demonstrate an understanding of intermediate typography as it relates to electronic page layout through multiple real-world projects.

Prerequisites: GD 1000 - Typography  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an intermediate level of page design and layout using industry-standard software.
  • Determine typeface classifications, type families, type styles, and font selection within a page layout.
  • Construct page layouts using visual hierarchy and the organization of visual components including text, graphics and imagery.
  • Use single‐column, multi‐column and modular grid formations in page structure.
  • Analyze and implement paragraph formatting through line and letter spacing, readability and legibility.
  • Show intermediate knowledge and use of page layout software.
  • Demonstrate research and information gathering, analysis, and generation of alternative solutions.
  • Apply knowledge of classifications, type families, typestyles, fonts, type selection.

GD 2100 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
ON-CAMPUS: Thinking with Type, 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781568989693

ONLINE: Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (current edition) - ISBN: 9780135262153

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