2009-2010 - IMT1101 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students will acquire a basic vocabulary and a basic working knowledge of typographic design - with an emphasis on book design.


Graphic communication: an introduction
Copy-editing and punctuation
Hyphenation and justification
Typefaces and detail in typography
The history of type and typography
The elements of the book and its architecture
Pagination: topic structure versus artifact structure
Access structure and navigation
Page design and composition

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Group assignments, formative-iterative assessment.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements

The assignments must be deemed of sufficient quality in order for the student to take the exam.

Teaching Materials

- [Lund, Ole] (1991). Skriftprøver (28 siders utdrag). Oslo: Brødrene Fossum
- Rannem, Øyvin (2005). Typografi og skrift . Oslo: Abstrakt Forlag
- Vinje, Finn Erik (1998). Skriveregler (7th ed. or newer; bokmål or nynorsk). Oslo: Aschehoug
- Lectures and blackboard notes