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Type Design (5 cr)

Code: AM00BV80-3001

General information


21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023


06.03.2023 - 04.06.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish
  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Graphic Design


  • MI_opettaja_VIV, Visuaalinen viestintä Virtuaaliopettaja (LAB)
  • Marion Robinson

Scheduling groups

  • Toteutuksen opetusryhmä 1 (Size: 20. Open UAS: 0.)


  • MLTIEX22

Small groups

  • Toteutuksen opetusryhmä 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- design and produce typefaces
- describe the requirements of commercial typefaces
- release a typeface using essential type design software

Implementation and methods of teaching

Lectures will be in English. This course demands a lot of independed study time. Type design is a demanding, time consuming effort.

Timing and attendance

Minimum 80% attendance. Speak with the teacher about tasks or reading material if you miss any days.

Learning material and recommended literature

On course moodle.

Exam retakes


Learning environment

Campus computer classroom

Student time use and work load

Students are required to work on their font designs between classes. The independent study time will be scheduled and will take place in the same computer classroom.


On this course the students will gain an understanding of the type design process, they will design and produce their own typeface using Glyphs.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc._peppi

A good understanding of typography and applications are necessary for attending this course. Graphic designers must have completed all previous typography courses to be able to join this course.
No previous knowledge of type design or type design software is required.

Course is led by type designer Teo Tuominen.
In case you need to ask anything regarding your studies, credits or schedules, please speak with Marion Robinson who is coordinating the course.

you will learn to use Glyphs font design software. It is installed at one computer classroom. You can choose to use your own laptop, but please note you must have your own Glyphs license.

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