Fall 2020 continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

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Typography 101: Essentials for Effective Graphic Design


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Sat, 9am-12noon–Thu, 6:30-9:30pm



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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings

It can take many years to master the craft of professional typesetting and layout using digital fonts, but in this one-day course, you can learn enough to improve your skills for designing with type substantially and gain insight that will allow you to see type from an expert’s point of view. This workshop will cover typography basics, from terminology to the basic principles of typesetting for both print and screen. Understanding hierarchy and knowing the “why” of a typographic grid will uncover for you how designers create an organized “path” for the reader to navigate to read and understand information easily and quickly. If you are wondering if you would enjoy a career in graphic design, or just love letters, words, and fonts, join us for this fun, information-packed workshop.

Alisa Aronson is a professional graphic designer with over 20 years’ experience as a professional designer and design teacher. She is Coordinator of MassArt’s Graphic Design Certificate Program, for which she is responsible for all curriculum, faculty supervision, application and graduating portfolio review. As Assistant Professor of Graphic Design she currently teaches Foundations of Graphic … Read more