Typography 1
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Graphic Design
Course Number: PAGD 1060
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
Students learn about formal, conceptual and functional aspects of this discipline. The course covers a wide range of topics, from history of typefaces, to their selection and uses, to fine-tuning of typographic layouts. The course addresses the diverse nature of typographical application through hands-on projects, discussion, and presentations. Readings will be assigned throughout the semester. The projects become increasingly challenging as the semester progresses. A basic knowledge of the computer is required by week 3, and a solid understanding of a page layout program (InDesign) is required by week 8.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Associate degree in Graphic Design majors and Communication Design minors only. Online sections are open to AAS Graphic Design majors only.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Graphic Design students.