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All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate

Notes:

  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Introduction to Typography      

Course Number:      GRA 000301
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

This introductory course will lead to the knowledge of creating and organizing letters, words, sentences and paragraphs to visually communicate an idea, and promises to help develop your creative processes in new and powerful ways. Topics include the anatomy of letterforms, type history and classification systems, how to choose type, legibility, readability and the expressive qualities of type. Course methods include discussions and critiques, slide show lectures and demonstrations, as well as hands-on problem-solving exercises and assignments. While this is not a software based course, there will be frequent use of Macintosh computers. This course is suitable for beginning and intermediate graphic designers or individuals developing their professional skills in visual communications.
 
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-Please see http://www.smfa.edu/continuing-education for a supply list for this course

Registration Information

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Instructor: Dept. Staff

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Thursday, May 25, 2017 to Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA                     
Status: Cancelled

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