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 2017 Condensed Program are due at midnight of Tuesday February, 28, 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! To receive notifications about Typographics 2017 join this mailing list.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - Show, Don’t Tell
Show, Don’t Tell
with Thierry Blancpain

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue., Mar. 07 –
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Chiswick: A Vernacular Typeface
Chiswick: A Vernacular Typeface
with Paul Barnes

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue., Mar. 21 –
6:30 PM – 8:30
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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., Mar. 11 – Sun., Mar. 12, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Fundamentals of Flat Brush Lettering: Block Capitals & Condensed Casuals
Fundamentals of Flat Brush Lettering: Block Capitals & Condensed Casuals
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 22 – Sun., Apr. 23, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Speedball Script Styles
Speedball Script Styles
with John Downer

Public workshop
Sat., Apr. 29 – Sun., Apr. 30, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Check out more public workshops