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 June 9


Applications for admission to the 2015-16 Extended program are due at midnight of Monday, June 8, 2015. Read more…

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A conference for people who use type.

Free Upcoming Public Lectures

Type@Cooper - Words
Words
with Petr van Blokland

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Jun. 15 – Mon, Jun. 15, 2015
6:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Type@Cooper - John Baskerville, Letter-founder
John Baskerville, Letter-founder
with Ewan Clayton

Special guest lecture open to the public
Mon. Jun. 22 – Mon, Jun. 22, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Upcoming Public Workshops

Type@Cooper - Calligraphy: Italic Variations
Calligraphy: Italic Variations
with Cara Di Edwardo

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 03 – Wed, Jul. 29, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Type@Cooper - Sign Painting
Sign Painting
with John Downer

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 08 – Thu, Jun. 11, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Introduction to Digital Publishing
Introduction to Digital Publishing
with Stéphane Elbaz

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 08 – Thu, Jun. 11, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Contour Drawing
Contour Drawing
with Cyrus Highsmith

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 10 – Wed, Jun. 10, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Letter Puzzles
Letter Puzzles
with Alex Trochut

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 15 – Tue, Jun. 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Introduction to Responsive Web Design
Introduction to Responsive Web Design
with Tim Murtaugh

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 15 – Tue, Jun. 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 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 - Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners
Python Programming with DrawBot for Beginners
with Just Van Rossum

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 15 – Tue, Jun. 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Copperplate Writing
Copperplate Writing
with Elinor A. Holland

Public workshop
Mon. Jun. 15 – Wed, Jun. 17, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Letter Puzzles
Letter Puzzles
with Alex Trochut

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 17 – Thu, Jun. 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Type@Cooper - Scripting RoboFont with Python
Scripting RoboFont with Python
with Just Van Rossum

Public workshop
Wed. Jun. 17 – Thu, Jun. 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Type@Cooper - The Renaissance Capital in Script and Type
The Renaissance Capital in Script and Type
with Ewan Clayton

Public workshop
Sat. Jun. 20 – Sun, Jun. 21, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 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

Type@Cooper - Freehand Lettering
Freehand Lettering
with Ken Barber

Public workshop
Sat. Jun. 27 – Sun, Jun. 28, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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