Master Type Design at University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)

The Master Type Design course at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) enables students to develop their graphic design skills into type design, including calligraphy and digital drawing.


School: University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL)
Course: Master Type Design
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Course dates: September 2022 to June 2024
Application deadline: 8 April 2022

The Master Type Design programme offered at ECAL is unique in Switzerland.

The course gives graduate students with a Bachelor in Graphic Design the opportunity to develop projects in the long term.

The training gives privileged access to one of the flagship disciplines in Swiss graphic design, relying on ECAL's expertise in the field as the first Swiss school to have integrated digital typography as part of its curriculum.

With the support of renowned professionals and academics, students explore fields ranging from corporate typography to experimental research focusing on creativity.

Students work on techniques specific to type design, including calligraphy, work on curves, construction and digital drawing.

They acquire and develop a sharp and thoughtful eye, technical and methodological skills, as well as an ability to produce quality digital fonts with efficiency and rigour.

Students gain these skills by mastering and scripting through courses and workshops, where their projects are assessed and critiqued by invited experts.

Students attend lectures and research sessions on concepts including the prospective, historical and aesthetic aspects, which are then given concrete form through dissertations, exhibitions and online and paper publications.

In order to advise potential candidates, online portfolio reviews will take place on 10 March. Register for the event here.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: Carving workshop with Andreas Lindegger at ECAL, 2020. Image by ECAL/Jimmy Rachez.

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