Typeface Design
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Communication Design
Course Number: PUCD 3200
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Design
Designing typefaces is an art and a skill that marks the difference between an expert and an amateur typographic designer. This course gives students a general overview of the history of type design and an introduction to current methods and tools. Students will design letterforms, carefully convert them to digital form, and compose them into working digital fonts.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Communication Design majors, juniors and seniors only, others by permission of the program. Pre-requisite(s): PUCD 2025 Core Studio: Typography


Not open to Graduate students.


Not open to Sophomore students.


Open to Communication Design students.