Design with Type Certification Course*

April 28 through June 2
Design with Type Certification Course

Virginia Arts of the Book Center
2125 Ivy Road (Ivy Road Shopping Center)
6 Saturdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Instructor: Josef Beery

Tuition: $500 (Member and Nonmember price, UVa Education Benefit Eligible)
VABC Members not using Education Benefit receive $50 discount ($450)

Contact [email protected] for inquiries and registration.

In this Design Certification Course students will receive a strong introduction to typography and design for print. The course will be held in the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, home to a letterpress printing laboratory with hundreds of cases of wood and metal type. The course will outline the history of printing, type design, and book production. Students will learn the basics of design for the printed page through hands on work. Students will use conventional page layout software on their own desktop computers to complete assignments in the design of posters, brochures, magazine articles, and books. At the completion of the course students will receive a certificate of mastery in “Design with Type.”


April 28 Hands-on exploration of typographic and printing history.

May 5 Introduction to the letter form and traditional type families. Assignment: Poster

May 12 Introduction to basic principles of type composition. Assignment: Brochure

May 19 Use of color and images in layout. Assignment: Magazine Article

May 26 Design of the book. Assignment: Booklet

June 2 Printing and binding techniques in the digital age.

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