norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description IMT2312 - History of Typography (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10
LanguageNorwegian alternatively english
  • IMT1101 - Typography

The students shall acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the history of typography, as well as being able to demonstrate a more in-depth knowledge of a limited number of topics within the subject area.


History of letterforms and typefaces
History of printing
History of typography
Modern graphic design
History of legibility research
20 century discourse on typography

Study MethodsExcurcions, Lectures
Writing og two essays with formative-iterative assessment.
AssessmentEssay (counts 45%)
Written Exam, 3 hours (counts 55%)
Summative assessment of two essays after the end of the semester.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsNone