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 - The Typographical Genius of Walter Hamady & The Perishable Press
The Typographical Genius of Walter Hamady & The Perishable Press
with Ruth Lingen

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Oct. 24 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Stanley Morison: Master of Modern Typography.
Stanley Morison: Master of Modern Typography.
with Nicolas Barker

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Nov. 07 – Mon, Nov. 07, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

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

Public workshop
Tue. Oct. 04 – Tue, Nov. 29, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals.
Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals.
with Troy Leinster

Public workshop
Tue. Oct. 04 – Tue, Dec. 06, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Responsive Design & Web Typography
Responsive Design & Web Typography
with Nick Sherman

Public workshop
Tue. Oct. 04 – Tue, Nov. 15, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press
Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press
with Daniel Morris

Public workshop
Wed. Oct. 05 – Wed, Nov. 30, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

Public workshop
Wed. Oct. 05 – Wed, Dec. 07, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Script Lettering
Script Lettering
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Oct. 08 – Sun, Oct. 09, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Lettering Intensive: The Modern Letter
Lettering Intensive: The Modern Letter
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Oct. 15 – Sun, Oct. 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Hand-Lettered Logotypes
Hand-Lettered Logotypes
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Oct. 22 – Sun, Oct. 23, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush
Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush
with Carl Rohrs

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Oct. 29 – Sun, Oct. 30, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Flourished Script
Flourished Script
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Nov. 05 – Sun, Nov. 06, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Vernacular Lettering
Vernacular Lettering
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat. Nov. 19 – Sun, Nov. 20, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Spencerian Lettering
Spencerian Lettering
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Dec. 03 – Sun, Dec. 04, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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