Type@Cooper


 

The Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union, in conjunction with the Type Directors Club, 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 before Mar. 1


Applications for admission to the 2015 Condensed program are due at midnight of Sunday, March 1, 2015. Read more…

Upcoming Public Events

Type@Cooper - Brush Lettering
Brush Lettering
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Nov. 22 – Sun, Nov. 23, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - The Drawn Letter
The Drawn Letter
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Dec. 06 – Sun, Dec. 07, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design: From Pen to Pixel
Principles of Typeface Design: From Pen to Pixel
with Hannes F. Famira

Public workshop
Mon. Feb. 02 – Mon, Mar. 30, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design 2: Beyond the Basics
Principles of Typeface Design 2: Beyond the Basics
with Hannes F. Famira

Public workshop
Thu. Feb. 05 – Thu, Mar. 05, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Check out more public workshops and lectures