Esad Amiens offers a postgraduate course in “Typography and Language”. The main objective is to train the typeface designers of tomorrow. Each session lasts for 16 months from September to February and enrolment is open till July. The course covers typeface design, the history of typography and an introduction to linguistics. The students carry out a typeface design project linked to their research topic on which they write a paper. The research cycle encourages the study of multiscript typefaces and typographic families.
The permanent teaching staff are bilingual (French—English). Most of them are working professionals who continue to pursue their careers in France and abroad and also lead research projects. They contribute to Esad’s Research Centre for graphic design, typography and language.
The school offers a specialist environment for graphic design with access to a collection of documents and archives (historical and theoretical studies, specimens, catalogues). It organizes themed exhibi- tions, study days, conferences and master classes. It also works in partnership with a specialist publishing house. Students participate in workshops and take part in at least one foreign study trip a year.
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