Check out this video presenting the ECAL Master Type Design programme. Apply until 3 April on ecal.ch
The Master Type Design offered at ECAL from the 2016 academic year is unique in Switzerland. This two-year programme gives graduate students with a Bachelor in Graphic Design an opportunity to develop projects in the long term. This training provides privileged access to one of the flagship disciplines in Swiss graphic design, relying on ECAL’s expertise in this 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. They work on techniques specific to type design (calligraphy, work on curves, construction, digital drawing), including in the field of non-Latin fonts. They acquire and develop a sharp and thoughtful eye, technical and methodological skills and an ability to produce quality digital fonts with efficiency and rigour (mastering, scripting) as part of courses and workshops where their projects are assessed and commented by invited experts. Finally, they attend lectures and research sessions around concepts ranging from the prospective to the historical and aesthetic aspects, which are given concrete form through dissertations, online or paper publications and even exhibitions.
The skills and projects developed throughout the curriculum serve to produce a portfolio that meets the highest standards. At the end of their curriculum, having acquired a solid typographical culture, students will have the opportunity to apply their skills either as part of a company or in a self-employed capacity.
ECAL also launched an online foundry allowing to acquire fonts designed by the students: ecal-typefaces.ch