Courses & Units

Typography FSG302




This unit offers an in depth investigation of word-based communication and its relationship to language. It embraces both traditional craft issues and new technologies towards the practical application of typography across a range of print-based platforms. The unit engages with the intelligent development of visible language through an experimental approach to the study of typography. Students will learn the language of form, composition, balance, structure and hierarchy as applied to the form and function of the printed letterform. Emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of skills, conceptual development and knowledge.


Unit name Typography
Unit code FSG302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Teaching staff

Sessional staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 100599

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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FSG211 or FSG212 or  FSG281 or FSG282


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

3 hrs tutorial/practical demonstration weekly, plus an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work weekly (13 weeks)


Poster (20%), Quiz (5%), Project (75%)

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