Digital Typography (GRT222) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Digital Typography GRT222 1 2 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Efe Varol
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The acquisition of the ability to use various embodiments in solving typography problems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knows typographic design problems, identifies and reflects.
  • Knows and uses Adobe Photoshop- Adobe Illustrator Programs
  • Applies knowledge and skills in different project designs
  • Knows and applies interdisciplinerary interaction.
Course Content Use of writing in a computer environment, format, and plans to teach the effects of stain as typefaces; the effects of the use of the letter and the text pattern; experimental designs and poster, magazine cover designs.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course introduction, the examination of specimens. 1 Giving the main project (Organic Typography Project) step of generating ideas and sketches.
2 Starting working practices through sketches to the computer program Adobe Illustrator, examples of program information .
3 Progress in the project with the direction of sketches
4 Presentation on typography history. Final touches to the typography project with organic criticism.
5 Presentation on typography history. Font studies, going through example studies.
6 2. Onset of project Design of cover page of the magazine Archive. Application of two in pages giving information through examples, sketch studies
7 Midterm
8 2. Project continued. Studies for archive magazine continued.
9 2. Project continued. Studies for archive magazine continued.
10 2. Project continued. Final touches to the studies for archive magazine.
11 3. Onset of the project. (Matris Project) Studying examples, sketch studies
12 3. Project continuedProgress of the project in numerical environment, studies of the examples..
13 3. Project continued. Progress of the project in the direction of digital media criticism. Examination of samples.
14 3. Project continued. Progress of the project in the direction of digital media criticism. Examination of samples.
15 Finalization of the study in accordance with criticisms.
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Sarıkavak, N. Kemal. Çağdaş Tipogafinin Temelleri. Seçkin yayıncılık, Ankara, 2004.
2. Carter, R. Day, B. Meggs, P. Typographic Design: Form and Communication. New Jersey: Wiley, 2006.
3. Donald E. Knuth, Digital Typography, Canada: CSLI Publications, LSJ University, 1999,
4. Becer, Emre. Modern Sanat ve Yeni Tipografi, Ankara: Dost Kitabevi Yayınları, 2000.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 80
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquires Art and Design culture and aesthetic knowledge, theoretical and applied knowledge about the discipline. X
2 Knows the legal regulations and processes about Art and Design.
3 Has knowledge about interdisciplinary interaction associated with the relevant field of Art and Design. X
4 Describes the concepts, ideas, facts, and problems related with the field; perceives, designs, and applies them multi-dimensionally. X
5 Evaluates interaction with sub-disciplines related with the field, uses the information creatively. X
6 Works, undertakes responsibility, and carries out plans individually and as a group member. X
7 Identifies the learning requirements about the field, and directs his learning within a lifelong sense of social conscience. X
8 Uses information and communication technologies required by the field at least at an advanced level of Europe Computer Literacy License.
9 Follows new information relevant with the field and communicates with colleagues using a foreign language (Europe Language Portfolio General Level: B1 Level).
10 Creates projects supporting solution suggestions to problems in his field with qualified and quantified data; shares them with experts and non-experts.
11 Converts concrete and abstract concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original products, analyzes the acquired information and skills with a critical approach. X
12 Is aware of national and international values of art and design, and acts in accordance with ethical values.
13 Has knowledge, equipment, and aesthetic awareness about art culture and history that is necessary for carrying out successful studies related with the discipline.
14 Has enough awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, and protection of cultural values and environment, occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 6 6 36
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 6 6 36
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 125