SRJC Course Outlines

7/14/2024 7:39:15 AMAPGR 64 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 64Title:  HAND LETTERING  
Full Title:  Contemporary Hand-Lettering, Type and Calligraphy
Last Reviewed:1/28/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.508 max.Lecture Scheduled12.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled12.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  24.00Total Student Learning Hours: 48.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to instruct the student in hands-on application of hand-lettering to include a varied look at the structure of letters from the Roman and Italic calligraphy.  Pen and brush innovative techniques are emphasized as they apply to color and paper choices.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The basic course provides hands-on instruction in the history, analysis, and production of classic and contemporary letterforms.  The student will learn the basics of hand-lettering and calligraphy, inks, paper choices for successful and innovative application.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1996Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Investigate historical lettering as it applies to contemporary digital
2.  Produce hand-lettered typography using traditional calligraphy methods
   and pointed brush and ink.
3.  Evaluate the successful applications of pen and brush with ink.
4.  Form letters that exhibit a working relationship between successful
   and inaccurate ligatures, joins, and flow of typographical
5.  Create hand-lettered images with commercial application.
6.  Describe the use of color as it applies to relevance and permanence of
   calligraphic applications.
7.  Select paper appropriate for hand-lettering projects.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Structure of hand-rendered letterforms.
2.  Historical lettering and its application to contemporary, digital
3.  Materials relevant to hand lettering type.
4.  Working relationship between successful and inaccurate
   ligatures, joins and flow of typographical relationships to the
   building of letters.
5.  Techniques of hand-drawn, built-up letterforms.
6.  Hand-lettered images with a commercial application.
7.  Ink/paint and paper application.

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1.  Analysis by example of traditional type forms for relevance to
classical and contemporary application.
2.  Creation of a grid for using the 45 degree angle necessary to execute
3.  Practice of the pen, pen holder, ink, and angle relevant to classic
Roman letterforms.
4.  Hand build classic letterforms.
5.  Practice joins and ligatures to create a flow of letterforms and
6.  Improvise the classic to the contemporary by combining both in a five-
word sentence.
7.  Create a type-only logo using the hand-lettering techniques applied
to classic calligraphy.
8.  Create a type-only logo using the hand-lettering techniques applied
to contemporary calligraphy.
9.  Practice of pointed brush and ink to create hand-lettered forms.
10. Produce one word using hand-lettering with pointed brush and ink.
11. Produce three words combining hand-lettering by pointed brush and ink
technique with traditional calligraphy pen and ink.
12. Produce a seven word sentence combining pen and brush in three
gradated colors on appropriate paper.
1.  Spontaneous application of brush with pen lettering in color with
appropriate paper.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Homework problems, Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Class Syllabus

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