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 by May 31


Applications for admission to the 2016–2017 Extended Program are due at midnight of Tuesday May 31, 2016. Read more…

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We are happy to announce the dates for the next Typographics festival. Hope to see you there on June 17 & 18, 2016. There will be workshops and tours schedule in the weeks around these dates too, so mark your calendars! To receive notifications about Typographics 2016 join this mailing list.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - Brand Type for Publications
Brand Type for Publications
with Roger Black

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Jun. 13 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - What is Text? What is Writing?
What is Text? What is Writing?
with Ewan Clayton

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Jun. 20 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - The Practice of Typography: Theodore De Vinne’s Lifelong Devotion to Type.
The Practice of Typography: Theodore De Vinne’s Lifelong Devotion to Type.
with Irene Tichenor

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Jul. 11 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Hudson Valley Ruins
Hudson Valley Ruins
with Thomas Rinaldi

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Jul. 25 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction
Principles of Typeface Design: An Introduction
with Hannes F. Famira

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 01 – Wed, Jul. 27, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Mechanics of Typographic Space
Mechanics of Typographic Space
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 01 – Wed, Jul. 20, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Brush Lettering
Brush Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat. Jun. 11 – Sun, Jun. 12, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Making Faces (and Other Emoji)
Making Faces (and Other Emoji)
with Colin Ford

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 13 – Tue, Jun. 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting
Sign Painting
with John Downer

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 13 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Wordmark Workshop
Wordmark Workshop
with Mark Jamra

Public workshop
Tue. Jun. 14 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - How To Choose A Font
How To Choose A Font
with Bruno Maag Tom Foley

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 15 – Thu, Jun. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Pardon My Accent
Pardon My Accent
with Ben Kiel

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Type Design for Non-Type Designers
Type Design for Non-Type Designers
with Matteo Bologna

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 15, 2016
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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