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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Independent Areas of Study: Art, Graphic Design
Program Description:
Program Dates: June 25-August 4, 2019

Info Session: TBA  (Click here for poster: Info Poster for KUISC 2019.pdf

Course: ART 223: Introduction to Typography (transfer credit from Korea University)

Approximate Travel Cost: $860 for double room (includes accommodations and cultural activities) + airfare

CSULB Tuition: $0  (Students pay tuition to Korea University)
Fees and payment:
Information apply to Korea University:
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Course Description: The objective of the class is to help students gain confidence in using letterforms and various expressions of typographic elements as effective design elements in their visual communication projects. This course is designed to introduce students to references and applications of classic and contemporary letterforms with emphasis on learning and exploring creative usage of letterforms as graphic elements in design procedures and applications. 

The summer session meets for 90 hours The class will meet in Seoul, the dynamic international city in South Korea. It will provide students with a more global perspective of typographic form by immersing them in at least two different written language systems simultaneously. Hanguel, the Korean written language, is one of the most beautiful structural phonetic language designs. Seoul is home to hundreds of multinational companies from all around the world. Students will have opportunity to learn how typographic applications work in multiple languages. The course will also include site visits to leading typography studios in Seoul to see the latest innovations in the application of typography. 

Much understanding of letterforms is lost as young students progress from “drawing” letters early in their school years to “writing” letters. Therefore, the course will start by reminding students of what they already learned when they were very young. Expressive lettering exercises will be followed by developing cohesive families of letters. The expressive lettering exercise
will be followed by the projects designed to make students “see” and “recognize” letterforms. The final projects and
exercises are called “typographic drills”, which are seven-part exercises on basic typographic applications. 

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This is a short-term study abroad course.

Contact Professor Sunook Park for more information at

Open to Art and Graphic Design majors
Faculty permission required.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/29/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/25/2019 08/04/2019
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.