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Develop your typographic expertise in an open and experimental online environment, under the expert guidance of RCA tutors Adrian Shaughnessy and Jack Llewellyn.

Key details


  • Early bird fee: £1,080 ends 31 January 2022
  • Regular fee: £1,200 from 1 February 2022



Eight sessions over four weeks

Three hours 10.30am – 1.30pm GMT per session

Week 1:

  • Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • Friday 4 March 2022

Week 2:

  • Tuesday 8 March 2022
  • Friday 11 March 2022

Week 3:

  • Tuesday 15 March 2022
  • Friday 18 March 2022

Week 4:

  • Tuesday 22 March 2022
  • Friday 25 March 2022


Typography is part science and part art. A failure to understand this can result in mediocre typographic expression, or worse, miscommunication. This course aims to acquaint you with the core principles of typography (the science) and inspire you to develop your powers of typographic expression (the art).

In this intensive learning and working environment, you will be given the practical and theoretical support needed to develop your own typographic practice.

Each participant will work on individual projects that develop personal and professional skills and inspire original expression. Participants will be encouraged to follow RCA's pedagogical philosophy in developing their own projects and working towards validating and presenting their proposals to RCA tutors.

Personal and organisational benefits

The benefits to you and your organisation include:

  • the confidence to recognise and explore the multifaceted nature of the typographic discipline
  • the ability to discuss approaches and gather knowledge about contemporary and historical trends
  • awareness of the wider typographic landscape
  • a chance to work on MA level projects and experience professional-level critique
  • a certificate of online attendance


 Course Team Names:

Adrian Shaughnessy

The information given is accurate at the time of publication, however, the RCA reserves the right to amend the described courses as circumstances dictate.

Contact short-courses@rca.ac.uk for more information.