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.

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