Course Description

Artwork by Kilian Webster

In commercial design and visual communication, the appropriate combination of meaning and form in type is essential for a project or campaign to succeed. In this course, you will develop and design your own dynamic font. You’ll also discover how type can stretch, lean, bounce and burst to convey meaning, evoke associations and inspire emotion in advertising slogans, branding, and other formats of print media.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $475.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 08, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes

This course requires access to one or more applications that are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Please visit the Adobe website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

  • This course requires access to Adobe Illustrator. 
  • AND This course requires access to Adobe Photoshop.
  • AND This course requires access to Adobe InDesign.
  • AND This course requires access to Adobe Acrobat. 
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