Type and Media 2013 ↓
Type and Media is a full-time one year Master program held at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in The Netherlands, that gives participants the possibility of delving deeper in the field type design.
At Type and Media, students work intensively in small groups of no more than twelve persons. They work under the guidance of expert and enthusiastic teachers from the permanent and visiting faculty. Although the student’s personal motivation is given primary place, collaboration with other students is of fundamental importance.
This year's graduates came from a variety of countries:
Troy Leinster from Australia, Krista Radoeva from Bulgaria, Étienne Aubert Bonn from Canada, Teo Tuominen from Finland, Bernd Volmer and Lukas Schneider from Germany, Adam Katyi from Hungary, Tania Alvarez Zaldivar from Mexico, Sun Helen Isdahl Kalvenes from Norway, Barbara Bigosińska from Poland, Diana Ovezea from Romania and Maria Doreuli from Russia.
The course also had past graduates from many more countries, of which Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United States of America.
With the help, assistance and supervision of the regular faculty teachers, visiting teachers and lecturers, the Type and Media students immerse themselves in the type design world by completing many different assignments. These assignments range from stone carving classes, Python programming, the creation of revivals of lead typefaces, calligraphy exercises, exploration of different sketching techniques, all of which are constantly reviewed and discussed. On top of that, the students go on regular field trips around the country and abroad to explore the typographic, artistic and architectural culture of the region and attend many different conferences and lectures by numerous international type design experts. All this experience is used in the student's final projects, four months spent entirely on the creation of an original typeface family.