Summer Study Abroad - Contemporary Typographic Design

Study abroad this summer with contemporary typographic design, where you will explore and examine the demands of typography in its contemporary cultural context.

This will be explored by looking at modes of communication and how typography and typographic design is generated, utilised and translated by the user.

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

Description

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. 

You will be encouraged to take on this level of design thinking as you 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 and typographic design is generated, utilised and translated by the user.

You will be provided with a variety of study methods to enhance your learning, including group lectures, visits to solo projects and self-directed study.

2016 course blog

Tutor information

Work-Form

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

They lead the first 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.

Course handbook

Entry requirements

Who should attend?

Summer Study Abroad programmes offer the opportunity to build on your knowledge of an existing subject, or to study something new. This course is based on a selected project from the year one undergraduate curriculum, and is delivered by a specialist course team. The course is suitable for those with some prior experience in graphic design. 

Summer Study Abroad programmes are ideal for current undergraduates wishing to continue their studies into the summer, or those who want a different study abroad experience – it’s a great way to get a taste of study at Chelsea, and life in London.

Entry requirements

Summer Study Abroad programmes are open to students of all levels. Applications are made by online application form.

Summer Study Abroad 2018

Dates for Summer Study Abroad 2018 will be announced shortly, please register your interest using our online form.

Letterpress typography, used during our three week summer study course - contemporary typographic design at chelsea college of arts
Chelsea College of Arts.