2010-11 Catalog

Decorative graphic

Offering Description

Printmaking: Experiments in Typesetting

Fall quarter

Faculty: Judith Baumann printmaking, digital imaging, Visual Arts

Fields of Study: visual arts

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10169 (4)  Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Credits: 4(F)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of 2D design elements.


This course will focus on the history of typography and the study of typesetting and letterpress as graphic art. Students will learn how to hand set and handle 50 - 100 year old type, how to properly print and proof blocks of text using Vandercook and Platen Presses, and how to use color theory principles in their work. Students will have several design assignments using type throughout the quarter as well as one research based in-class presentation. Students are expected to work outside of class time approximately six hours a week in order to complete all coursework.

Maximum Enrollment: 16

Advertised Schedule: 6-8p Tue/Thu

Required Fees: $20 materials fee

Special Expenses: additional $50 - $100 for personal supplies including paper

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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