Contemporary Typographic Design

Early-bird discount

Get a 10% discount on 2017 Summer Study Abroad courses at Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts when you apply by 31 January 2017.

Letterpress tyography.
Chelsea College of Arts.

Join this course to study contemporary typographic design, developing a critical and creative approach, through the study of theoretical, practical and contextual concerns.

Practical workshops, design projects and visits to museums and galleries will enhance your learning during this three week course. 

Course details

You will study contemporary typographic design, developing a critical and creative approach, through the study of theoretical, practical and contextual concerns.

You will have the opportunity to explore and examine the demands of typography in its contemporary cultural context, looking at modes of communication and how typography is generated, utilised and translated by the user.

Graphic Design Communication students at Chelsea are stimulated by a passion for generating high-octane ideas and work to develop the digital and technical skills needed to create innovative, directional concepts. 

This course will provide you with:

  • A conducive learning environment with a variety of learning situations and content
  • Acquaintance with a representative range of ideas and examples of contemporary typography
  • A variety of study methods ranging from group lectures and visits to a solo project

Contemporary Typographic Design is an intense course with teaching taking place between 10.00 and 16.00 most days, although there will be some time for self directed study. 

2016 course blog

Dates and fees

Dates 2017

Summer: 3 July - 21 July 2017

Fees

£1,795*

*Early-bird discount of 10% will be applied to all applications received by 31 January 2017

Tutors

work-form is a London-based graphic design studio run by Charlie Abbott, Jake Hopwood & Alex Hough. Established in 2013, we design books, websites and identities for artists, musicians, cultural organisations and small companies.

We lead the 1st Year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, as well as running projects and workshops across a range of universities and courses.

Original Risographies, published in 2014, is now a part of the Watson Library Special Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Alex Hough is a current committee member of the Typographic Circle.