Ulakbilge - Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
Cilt 5, Sayı 18  2017/10  (ISSN: 2148-0451, E-ISSN: )

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In this study, it is aimed to examine the writing-typography courses taught in the programs of the higher education institutions in our country and its visual importance in communication in undergraduate-graduate degree (Fine Arts Faculty), Department of Fine Arts Education in Fine Arts Education Department of Painting Education (Graphic), Department of Vocational High School (Graphic Design). For this purpose, the course contents of undergraduate and associate degree programs in private and state universities providing writing-typography education, which have been exemplified as unselected, have been examined and information about the courses named as typography, typography, calligraphy, computer-aided text design, experimental typography, numerical typography, etc. are taken into consideration. In the light of the information obtained from the research; it is seen that the education courses of the education faculties are less than the lessons of the related departments of the Fine Arts Faculties, and the writing-typography courses of the fine art faculties are distributed in the wider period. In graphic design programs of vocational colleges covering two years, it is seen that the writing-typography course is taught for two semesters. In other words, the inadequacy of typography education, which is one of the important elements of visual communication, is thought to lead to image pollution instead of a visual feast because of the use of wrong typeface in the designs of packages, labels in markets, in short term publications such as newspapers, periodicals and advertisement tools such as billboard and banners in the process of transformation of both teachers’ and graphic designers’ ideas into visual images.

Keywords: Writing, Typography, Typography Education, Typography and Education