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Digital Typographic Design

Digital Typographic Design (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Dominic Dyson, A respected industry expert


This course gives you a sound introduction to creating typographic designs with Adobe Creative Cloud applications—predominantly Illustrator and InDesign—in a Mac-based digital studio. You will be taught by a practising graphic design professional with 15 years teaching experience at London College of Communication.

You will develop practical skills and explore digital techniques within the context of contemporary graphic design, with an emphasis on the experimental and the exploratory. You will do practical studio workshop activities and be introduced to the history of 20th century type, and typographic designers.

By the end of the course you will have a series of designs to enrich your portfolio, with new confidence and skills to develop for your own practice.

Topics Covered

  • Micro-typography
  • Typographic abstraction
  • Type as image
  • Exploring negative space with form and counter-form
  • Modular type design
  • Bespoke typography
  • Logotype
  • Exhibition catalogue and poster design
  • History and critical analysis of 20th century type, and typographic designers

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Create new typographic designs in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Understand the history and theory behind current typographic design
  • Have the confidence and skill to develop your own practice

Who Should Attend
Students, professionals and enthusiasts with some related creative experience who love type and want to improve their digital typographic practice.

Intermediate: Able to use a Mac and have some experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).

Online Delivery - if this course is taught online, it will be delivered in 2 parts

  • 10am – 12.30pm 
  • 2.30pm – 5pm 

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to try your hand at analogue printing in our Letterpress.

"I really liked the course and gained much more from it then expected. In general I thought the course (Introduction to Digital Typography) was about typography in digital contexts (apps, phones, websites) but it was mostly about print using digital tools. So from that perspective the description wasn't wrong. The teacher however was so good that I still gained something from it and still was happy."

"I studied BA Graphic Design and mixed media at LCC that finished 2005 and I was looking for a refresher course in an area that I was less confident in. I loved the course, it was very inspiring and practical at the same time. It was great to be back even just for a short while and I hope to come back to do some more learning in the future. Thank you!"

"I came to London for holidays and also for some short courses, I was looking for design courses because I am an art director. Digital typography design was my first short course and totally fulfilled all my expectations. The way that the teacher involves you to create new stuff from typography it's really great, I'm satisfied with the course. Also I appreciate that the staff from the reception was so kind with me, it's always good to find that things, specially when you are away from home!"

Online short courses

Did you know we offer a similar course online? UAL online short courses are designed to help creative people master new challenges, develop their skills, get inspired by new ideas and access the UAL learning experience without having to travel to a campus for class.

Digital Graphic Design (Online Short Course)

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Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Dominic Dyson originally studied Painting at Chelsea School of Art, and Film and Video at St. Martins School of Art. After several years working in the music industry he returned to study Digital Design at The London College of Printing and an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.

He is an Associate Lecturer for the Faculty of Design at the London College of Communication (formerly LCP) where he has taught since 1999.

Clients include the Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the London Borough of Hackney, University of the Arts London, University of Derby, Royal Institute, London Musician's Collective, Antoni + Alison, EllaDoran Design & Anthony Burrill.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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