Today, we launched The Complete Typographer, a Program from School of Visual Arts in downtown Manhattan. “Complete” is no exaggeration: this program will cover the history, geometry, terminology, and technique of both handwritten and digital typography, all while preparing you for a career in the design field.

This Program is taught by a whopping seven professors from SVA, though the first course of the Program, The Practical History of Typography, is taught by two in particular: Steven Heller and Angela Riechers. This first course will cover central movements like the Bauhaus and New Typography, and analyzing forms all the way up to the modern day, including advances like generative type and variable fonts.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility.

The syllabus for The Practical History of Typography, the first course in The Complete Typographer, is available here:

The Practical History of Typography


The full Program, The Complete Typographer, is only available to Kadenze Premium members who have purchased the Program. But any interested learners can join the first course, The Practical History of Typography, and even audit for free.