Application Info

Application fee

A $75 non-refundable application fee must be submitted for each application. Applicants may submit the application fee by check, payable to The Cooper Union, sent to the mailing address below. Be sure to include a note with your full name and phone number.

Mailing address

The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education
Attn: Kressent Pottenger
30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Application Materials

Candidates are asked to submit the following application materials to with the subject heading “Typeface Design Application”. Your e-mail should include your full name, phone number, e-mail address and postal address. Please include these materials in a single print-quality PDF file, no larger than 20 megabytes:

  1. A brief letter describing your experience and interest in typeface design and lettering (250 words maximum).
  2. A portfolio of 6 graphic arts projects, demonstrating your proficiency in typography, lettering and vector drafting. For team projects, please state your personal role.
  3. A list of any relevant courses you’ve taken, including the school/ institution and dates taken.
  4. A supporting résumé with any further information which might be considered relevant.