DTP Design

Technical Basics of Typography and Layout

This area of study involves the teaching of technical software knowledge and skills for typography and layout in print media using the Adobe programs InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. The aspects covered range from the development of type to letter and sentence parameters for different versions to design techniques for typesetting and layout on single and double sheets in multi-page print material. Folding principles, format and material aspects that influence the outcome are also addressed. Every course in basic studies offers students set study units and the means for individuals to extend their knowledge.

Lustmagazin

Photo: Lena Schrieb

Design technical basics for print objects in software programs are accompanied by questions concerning what is intended to be communicated, function and composition of text and image and the object itself. They imply the knowledge of type design, image qualities and their relationship in terms of meaning. Moreover are the dynamics of compositions on one page or double page spreads, add to this is the development of grids for rhythm and dramaturgy. Typesetting content as pages means to filter the message, a deliberate reduction, the creation of relationships, interpretative scope and complete meaning – page design is poetry, the impact of which unfolds without words between the lines. 

  • Typo1 hefte

    dtp1 – type criteria

  • Techniken
  • Seminarraum1

dtp1 – type criteria

  • Dtp2 anastasia hry 1314

    dtp2 – reproduction and modification of a newspaper

    Anastasia Hry, 2014

  • Dtp2 timstieffenhofer1415

    Tim Stieffenhofer, 2014

  • Dtp2 yangxiang final1314

    Yang Xiang, 2013

dtp2 – reproduction and modification of a newspaper

Anastasia Hry, 2014

Dtp2 yangxiang final1314

dtp2 – reproduction and modification of a newspaper

Yang Xiang, 2015

Dtp31415 nadjabrossler

dtp3 – Designing an individual magazine

Nadja Brossler, 2015

  • Robin 1

    dtp3 – Designing an individual magazine

    Robin Wissel, 2015

  • Robin 2
  • Robin 3

dtp3 – Designing an individual magazine

Robin Wissel, 2015