University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 320 - Letterpress: The Art of the Page

(3 units)

Reinforces fine typography and design principles through letterpress printing. Historical presses and handset type are used along with digital design tools to create letterpress printed works of art.

Prerequisite(s): ART 100  OR ART 101 ; 2 from ART 102 ART 124 ART 141  ,ART 201 ART 211 ART 212 ART 214 ART 216 ART 217 ART 221 ART 223 ART 224 ART 231 ART 232 ART 237 ART 245 ART 301 ART 302 ART 312 ART 317 ART 330 ART 332 ART 338 ART 360 ART 381 ART 401 ART 405 ART 411 ART 416 ART 421 ART 423 ART 424 ART 438  OR 2 from GRC 116 GRC 200 GRC 210 GRC 220 GRC 310 GRC 355 GRC 385 GRC 400 GRC 410 GRC 475 .




Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Students will be able to create art and design projects using basic design, typography and page layout skills using hand-set type and digital tools for letterpress printing.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate techniques and skills in the art and craft of letterpress printing, including comparing and contrasting analog and digital design techniques.
3. Students will be able to discuss the history of printing from moveable metal type and a basic understanding of the history of typography and the book.
4. Students will be able to identify how history and craft continue to shape contemporary art and design.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary and nomenclature surrounding letterpress printing, design and the typographic arts.
6. Students will be able to evaluate and articulate design concepts in their own work, and in historical and contemporary samples of work.
7. Students will be able to consider and express their relationship to text and how to use it in the applied and fine arts.

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