The Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union, in partnership with Letterform Archive, offers a post graduate certificate in Typeface Design, public workshops and a lecture series in San Francisco, California. This certificate program is the equivalent of the Extended program that has been offered on campus in NYC since 2010.

Certificate Program

Top industry professionals lead a highly focused and comprehensive study of key typeface design principles: techniques, 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.

Read more about the year long Extended Program

Public Classes & Workshops

Courses are offered to provide training in lettering, type history, typeface design, technology and production to anyone wishing to build skills and their knowledge base.

Lecture Series

This Lecture Series is a part of Type@Cooper which is open to the public. The lectures thematically follow the overall curriculum of the program, offering students a deeper insight into specific and relevant topics. Lectures are co-sponsored by Letterform Archive, and the San Francisco Public Library. The lectures will take place in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library. The series is generously sponsored by Adobe Typekit.


MAY 31

Applications for admission to the 2017-18 Extended Program are due at midnight 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 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.

Upcoming Public Lectures

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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Restaurant Branding
Restaurant Branding
with Christine Celic Strohl and Roberto de Vicq

Public workshop
Wed., Feb. 07 – Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design: A–z and More
Principles of Typeface Design: A–z and More
with Graham Bradley

Public workshop
Thu., Feb. 08 – Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush
Typefaces You Can Write With A Pen & Brush
with Carl Rohrs

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat., Feb. 17 – Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
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., Mar. 03 – Sun., Mar. 04, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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