TYPOGRAPHY & CALLIGRAPHY

Type@Cooper offers Certificate Programs in Typeface Design through both an Extended Program and a Condensed Program.

Type@Cooper Public Workshops are open enrollment.

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.

Calligraphy: Historical Hands
Calligraphy Class in New York The Historical Hands course

This 8-week course will introduce students to three major historical styles of writing: Uncial, Carolingian, and Blackletter

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Mechanics of Typography
The Mechanics of Typographic Space

Typography is an essential aspect of graphic communication, but the mechanics involved can sometimes seem mystifying.

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Movable Type: Animation for Typographers
Movable Type: Animation for Typographers

In this 10-week course, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe After Effects as well as the fundamental principles of animation and its effect on design, typography, and meaning.

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Principles of Typeface Design 
Principles of Typeface Design: the fundamentals - typeface design class

This course is for anyone who has always wanted to design their own typeface, but is unsure where to start. Or for those who just love type, and wish they knew more about how it works.

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Python For Designers
Python For Designers

Workshop participants will learn the basics of the Python programming language while working in the free DrawBot application for the macOS.

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Restaurant Branding
Restaurant Branding with Douglas Riccardi

Douglas Riccardi will give participants an opportunity to explore the world of food and hospitality branding in this intensive workshop.

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  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.