COMD1127-HD39 Type & Media, Fa2021

M. Brown | COMD1127 - HD39 | Fall 2021


Welcome to Type and Media, a typography foundation course. We work together to explore the principles of type design through online exercises, discussions, assignments and projects. Please take some time to explore this OpenLab course site. Use the top menu bar to explore the course information, activities, and help.

Course Information

Course Number: COMD1127
Section: HD39
Course Title: Type and Media

Course Description: Foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications ranging from print to interactive. Students are introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment

Credits / Hours: 1 cl hr, 5 lab hrs, 3 cr

Pre/Co-requisites: CUNY proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics or concurrent enrollment in ENG 092R, ESOL 022R or 032R; ENG 092W, ESOL 021W, or ESOL 031W; MAT 0630 or MAT 0650 as required

Class Meetings

This is a Hybrid Course (synchronous)
We will meet in-person for one class between week 3 and 8. You will have advance notice.

  • Open Lab Page for COMD1127 HD39
  • We will use Blackboard and/or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for announcements and additional course material. The link will be provided within the next few classes.
  • Class link (Do no share this link publicly):
    • Fall 21 ZOOM Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am – 11am

Faculty Information

Professor: Mary Brown

Online Office Hours/Information:
Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm via Blackboard

Contact Information

Student Device Loan Request Form

Technology Requirements

Course Activities

  • Projects – Three main projects supported by homework assignments
  • Homework Assignments – Various. These are stand alone assignments or assignments that support larger projects.
  • Participation Activities
    • Type Challenges – Design assignments and discussions completed with time constraints during class or as specified.
    • Type Talk Discussions – Discussion, comments, critiques, opinions on type throughout the semester
    • Type Scavenger Hunt Activities – Students will look for various typographic topics principles, techniques, post image
    • Others
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