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.



 

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Applications for admission to the 2017-18 Extended Program are due at midnight of Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 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 16 & 17, 2017. 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 12 and 22! You'll find the promo code on your ticket confirmation. To receive notifications about Typographics 2017 join this mailing list.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - Can You See This?
Can You See This?
with William Germano

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon., Oct. 16 – Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - RUSTIC BRIDE MUN: Wm. H. Page’s Extraordinary Technicolor Typography 
RUSTIC BRIDE MUN: Wm. H. Page’s Extraordinary Technicolor Typography 
with Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon., Nov. 13 – Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Telling The Tale of Type
Telling The Tale of Type
with Raymond 'Stan' Nelson

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon., Nov. 27 – Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

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

Public workshop
Tue., Oct. 03 – Tue., Dec. 05, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

Public workshop
Wed., Oct. 04 – Wed., Dec. 06, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

Public workshop
Wed., Oct. 04 – Wed., Dec. 06, 2017
6:30 AM – 9:30 PM

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

Public workshop
Thu., Oct. 12 – Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Oct. 14 – Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
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. 21 – Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Modular Lettering
Modular Lettering
with John Downer

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Oct. 28 – Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Proportions
Proportions
with John Downer

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Nov. 04 – Sun., Nov. 05, 2017
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., Nov. 11 – Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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. 18 – Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
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. 02 – Sun., Dec. 03, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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