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 2018 Extended Program are due at midnight of Thursday, May 31 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 - Power Up: The Work of Sister Corita
Power Up: The Work of Sister Corita
with Barbara Glauber

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon., Nov. 19 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 1:00 – 1:00
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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Brush Lettering
Brush Lettering
with Ken Barber

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Nov. 17 – Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
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. 01 – Sun., Dec. 02, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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