Type@Cooper


 

The Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design.

Top industry professionals lead a highly focused and comprehensive study of key typeface design principles: technique, technology, aesthetics, expression, history, and theory. Students explore the foundation of typography in depth by creating their own typefaces in hands-on classes, while developing a broad understanding of the field through lectures, discussions, and research. Electives are offered each term, focusing on topics such as pen and brush lettering, Python programming, and advanced tools for font development. A series of guest lectures round out the curriculum, allowing students deeper insight into specific relevant topics.

Participants leave the program with the specialized skills to design professional-quality digital typefaces and lettering.



 

apply by
May 31


Applications for admission to the 2018 Extended Program are due at midnight of Thursday, May 31 2018. Read more.

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We are happy to announce the dates for the next Typographics Conference and Festival. The Festival will take place from June 10 – 20, 2019 and the Conference will be on Friday & Saturday, June 14 & 15. Conference participants can get a 10% discount on Type@Cooper NYC workshops offered between June 10 and 20! You'll find the promo code on your ticket confirmation. To receive notifications about Typographics 2019 join this mailing list.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
with Nol Honig

Public workshop
Wed., Feb. 06 – Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Calligraphy: The Italic Hand
Calligraphy: The Italic Hand
with Cara Di Edwardo

Public workshop
Wed., Feb. 06 – Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design
Principles of Typeface Design
with Troy Leinster

Public workshop
Wed., Feb. 06 – Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Calligraphy: Blackletter Fundamentals
Calligraphy: Blackletter Fundamentals
with Lynne Yun

Public workshop
Sat., Feb. 09 – Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Mechanics of Typography-
Mechanics of Typography-
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Feb. 23 – Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Ghosts of Calligraphy & Type
Ghosts of Calligraphy & Type
with Carl Rohrs

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Mar. 02 – Sun., Mar. 03, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Capital Letter Breakdown
Capital Letter Breakdown
with Gen Ramírez

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Mar. 09 – Sun., Mar. 10, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop
Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop
with Nick Sherman

Public workshop
Sat., Mar. 09 – Sun., Mar. 10, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Introduction to Lettering
Introduction to Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat., Mar. 23 – Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
with Ben Kiel

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Mar. 30 – Sun., Mar. 31, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Freehand Lettering
Freehand Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 06 – Sun., Apr. 07, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting: The Great American Price Ticket
Sign Painting: The Great American Price Ticket
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 27 – Sun., Apr. 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Shapeshifting Typefaces: Designing and Producing Variable Fonts
Shapeshifting Typefaces: Designing and Producing Variable Fonts
with Nick Sherman

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 27 – Sun., Apr. 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa
Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa
with Ellen Lupton

Public workshop
Sat., May. 04 –
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Letter Anatomy: Italics & Scripts
Letter Anatomy: Italics & Scripts
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat., May. 04 – Sun., May. 05, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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