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
February 28


Applications for admission to the 2018 Condensed Program are due at midnight of Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 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 15 & 16, 2018. There will be workshops and tours schedule in the weeks around these dates too, so mark your calendars! Conference participants can get a 10% discount on Type@Cooper NYC workshops offered between June 11 and 21! You'll find the promo code on your ticket confirmation. To receive notifications about Typographics 2018 join this mailing list.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - Because You Love Nice Things: Handlettering by George Abrams
Because You Love Nice Things: Handlettering by George Abrams
with Charles Nix

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue., Feb. 06 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Something Old, Something New
Something Old, Something New
with Ben Kiel and Jesse Ragan

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue., Mar. 27 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Thinking with Eye and Hand: The Typefaces of F.H.E. Schneidler
Thinking with Eye and Hand: The Typefaces of F.H.E. Schneidler
with Paul Shaw

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue., Apr. 03 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Digitizing Type: RoboFont for Beginners
Digitizing Type: RoboFont for Beginners
with Troy Leinster

Public workshop
Sat., Jan. 27 – Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design
Principles of Typeface Design
with Troy Leinster

Public workshop
Thu., Feb. 01 – Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

Public workshop
Wed., Feb. 07 – Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Typesetting on the Web
Typesetting on the Web
with Stephen Cronin

Public workshop
Wed., Feb. 21 – Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Ghosts of Calligraphy & Type
Ghosts of Calligraphy & Type
with Carl Rohrs

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Feb. 24 – Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Typography: Fundamentals
Typography: Fundamentals
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Public workshop
Sat., Mar. 03 – Sun., Mar. 04, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Roman Capitals: Proportions and Anatomy
Roman Capitals: Proportions and Anatomy
with Richard Lipton

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Mar. 10 – Sun., Mar. 11, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Branding with Type Workshop
Branding with Type Workshop
with Ellen Lupton

Public workshop
Sat., Mar. 10 – Sun., Mar. 11, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop
Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop
with Nick Sherman

Public workshop
Sat., Mar. 17 – Sun., Mar. 18, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
with Ben Kiel

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Mar. 24 – Sun., Mar. 25, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting: Speed Stroke Brush Lettering
Sign Painting: Speed Stroke Brush Lettering
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 07 – Sun., Apr. 08, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting: Color & Composition
Sign Painting: Color & Composition
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 14 – Sun., Apr. 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Flourished Script Lettering
Flourished Script Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 21 – Sun., Apr. 22, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Typography: Essentials
Typography: Essentials
with Alexander Tochilovsky

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 28 – Sun., Apr. 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Back in Black(letter)!
Back in Black(letter)!
with Grendl Löfkvist

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 28 – Sun., Apr. 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Freehand Lettering
Freehand Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat., May. 05 – Sun., May. 06, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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