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 before Mar. 1


Applications for admission to the 2015 Condensed program are due at midnight of Sunday, March 1, 2015. Read more…

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A conference for people who use type.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - Type Confusion & Color Aggression
Type Confusion & Color Aggression
with Victor Moscoso Norman Hathaway

Special guest lecture open to the public
Thu. Mar. 05 – Thu, Mar. 05, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Designing Obsidian
Designing Obsidian
with Andy Clymer

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue. Mar. 24 – Tue, Mar. 24, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Ernst Schneidler & His Students
Ernst Schneidler & His Students
with Rob Saunders

Special guest lecture open to the public
Tue. Apr. 07 – Tue, Apr. 07, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Font Production For An Expanding Family
Font Production For An Expanding Family
with Andy Clymer

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Mar. 14 – Sun, Mar. 15, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
Basic Python Programming for Typeface Design
with Ben Kiel

Elective for Extended program students and open to the public for a fee (space permitting)
Sat. Mar. 28 – Sun, Mar. 29, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Script Lettering
Script Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat. Apr. 25 – Sun, Apr. 26, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Found Lettering
Found Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 15 – Thu, Jun. 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Blackletter: From Textura to Fraktur
Blackletter: From Textura to Fraktur
with Julian Waters

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 22 – Thu, Jun. 25, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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