- Country: Czech Republic
- Field(s): Type Design, Typography
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As part of the Visual Arts Program the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague offers a master’s degree in Type Design and Typography.
Founded in 1885, the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague has evolved from being the first of its kind in the Czech lands to a modern, dynamic, and outward-looking institution, which now has over twenty studios in which to study. Ranging from Typography to Intermedia Art to Fashion Design to Glass, the AAAD studios are led by eminent authorities in their respective fields, whose passion for teaching matches their dedication to their respective fields. Competition for acceptance into the school is fierce, with the result that the students who are lucky enough to make up its student body are highly-skilled and highly-motivated individuals, who proudly continue the storied legacy of the institution. Though the VA program is a recent addition to that legacy, the contribution made by VA students so far has already made a big impact both on the school, the city, and country in which it is located.
The Studio of Typography has belonged to the traditional schools at the Department of Graphic Arts from its very origins up until the current times, had it been called The Studio of Book Culture or The Book and Lettering. In the period after WWII the Studio was headed by František Muzika, Milan Hegar, Jan Solpera and František Štorm. Karel Haloun, Tomáš Brousil and Radek Sidun are its current instructors. Proportianally, merely a small group of students focuses on the creation of lettering per se, the field of study being the whole spectrum of graphic design.