IDG1010 - Typography 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio Assessment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio Assessment 100/100

Course content

The course Typography II consists of practical design assignments continuing onwards from the course Typography I. Typography II contains excercises in typographic composition and coloration of text and shape elements onto a space. Conceptual development and congeniality in typography is important in this course in addition to conscious use of esthethics and congeniality.

The assesment in this course puts wieth documentation of work process and self reflection.

Learning outcome

The course is split in two parts which both consists of several assignments.

The first part is based upon exploration of graphic variables. This is about basic typographical questions; how to develop a clear idea; the co-play of size, position and direction; exploration of white-space and typographical complexity. Text is composited and developed into different shape- and colour variants. The variants form a contionous process towards a final solution.

The second part is about concept development and congeniality in typography. The assignment is about seeing, making and understanding the connection between language, culture, typographical form and colour. This through analysis of collected material and iterative exploration of esthetic principles and cultural conventions.

The first part is concluded and assignments handed in before part two starts. The assignments for part two are handed in at the end of the course in the first part of April.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of lectures as well as group based or individual tutorials. The tutorials follows the assignments and the lecturer will be accessible both by request and based on defined times. Active participation in the tutorials is expected through cooperation and dialoge with fellow students and the lecturer.

Further on evaluation

The assessment is based on a portfolio konsisting of all the assignments as well as documentation of the work process through a project diary showing the development of the prject. Handed in as a PDF through a defined delivery plattform (i.e. Blackboard).

Summative assessment at the end of the semester: Pass / fail. If failed, either a new or improved portfolio must be submitted through the next recurrence of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Graphic Design (BMED)

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students in the program Bachelor in Graphic Design

Course materials

SUPPORTIVE LITERATURE: A selction of journals about typography and graphic design in NTNU’s campus-library: - Baseline (UK). - Communication Arts (US). - Eye (UK). - Idea (Japan; 741.6 Ide). - Novum (Tyskland). - Print (US). - Typography Papers (UK; 686.22 Typ) - Visible Language (US) Annuals on graphic design in NTNU’s campus-library: - Best of News Design (741.65). - Publication Design Annual (741.6). - Typography (686.224). - Visuelt (741.6). - Årets avissider i Norden (741.65). - Årets vakreste bøker (741.6).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT1010 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
IMT2011 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Portfolio Assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio Assessment 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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