Start Date



Tuesdays 6:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am–Tuesdays 10pm, Saturdays 12pm



End Date


Meeting Day

Tuesday & 2 Saturdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content
  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

In this course you’ll learn the essentials for designing with fonts, and build typographic skills that are applicable to a wide range of visual communication design endeavors. You’ll be introduced to key typographic concepts, work between class meetings on a series of structured assignments, and get in-class feedback from peers and the instructor at each class meeting in order to achieve finished communication design projects that show skills for professional typesetting, effective information design, balanced and dynamic layout, and unique typographic expression. Note: this course is for college credit.

Prerequisites: Beginner level drawing skill and basic knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
For Communication Design Certificate Students: Foundations of Graphic Design should be taken first or at the same time as Typography.


This class takes place online and will meet using Zoom.

Class schedule: Tuesdays, May 28th to August 6th, from 6pm – 10pm. Two Saturdays: June 1st & August 10th from 9:30am – noon.

Prerequisite: beginner level drawing skill and basic knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.


Interested in Communication Design? This class is part of the Communication Design Certificate Program!

This class has already begun.

Alisa Aronson

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