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 May 31

Applications for admission to the 2014 Extended program are due at midnight of Saturday, May 31, 2014. Read more…

Upcoming Public Events

Type@Cooper - Public Workshops
Brush Lettering

Ken Barber
Public workshop
Sat, Apr. 26, 2014Sun, Apr. 27, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Public Workshops
Principles of Typeface Design - An Introduction

Hannes F. Famira
Public workshop
Tue, Jun. 03, 2014Tue, Jul. 29, 2014
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Public Workshops
Sign Painting

John Downer
Public workshop
Mon, Jun. 09, 2014Thu, Jun. 12, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Public Workshops
Font Production

Andy Clymer
Elective for Extended Program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Wed, Jun. 11, 2014Wed, Jul. 30, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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