TypeParis will it be taught in English?
The program will be taught in English, but the French instructors will be happy to speak in French to participants in certain occasions.
How long is the program and how much time will be spent in class?
The TypeParis programme will last during 5 intensive weeks comprising of 160 in-class hours. Classes meet from 9:00 to 19:00 in 3 to 5 hours sessions, with open studio time in between. Instructors will deliver 340 hours of instruction during the 5 weeks.
How many people will be admitted into this Program?
TypeParis will accept around 15 attendees. Because small team means a closer individual proximity with intsructors/international guests, and also a precious help in developing attendees’ skill levels. For most of the sessions, two instructors will be present on the class.
Should I expect to spend time to working, once out of the classroom?
All this may vary depending your skills and experience. Overall though this investment we can estimate around 10 to 20 extra hours every week.
How will TypeParis trainees be evaluated?
We expect from each attendee to working with envy, to be involved and to demonstrate its understanding of the concepts taught in this program. The work of each attendee will be evaluated weekly by an invited expert in type design. The attendee’s typeface will be evaluated at the end of the programme during which a final presentation will determine the obtention of the “TypeParis” Certificate.
As of TypeParis17, “with distinction” recognises students with a particularly high quality of work.
Which materials and software do I need to supply to attend courses?
Just bring your laptop, generally a recent Apple Macbook running a no older than two years old Mac OS is fine.
We will provide (included in the tuition fee) type design apps complimentary license for 5 weeks, along specific set graphic design equipement as well paper, tracing paper to each attendee. You will indeed have access to Internet as well a laser printer with the necessary paper for your everyday needs.
You also will received the official TypeParis T-shirt of the year, a totebag, full of typeface specimens, goodies and so on.
Do I already need to have acquired specific skills with some computer softwares?
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is recommended, particularly vector drawing (as with Illustrator’s pen tool). Knowledge of Glyphs, Robofont or FontLab is a plus.
If I already have experience designing typefaces, am I overqualified for the programme?
Not at all. We encourage appliants with previous experience. Even if some materials can seem familiar to you, it’s also the opportunity of learn an other approach of design process.
In which area of Paris, TypeParis is located?
TypeParis is located at ECV Paris Buffon, on Latin quarter border, in front of the Jardin des Plantes, not far away from the Seine. This situation looks perfect for summertime.
Accommodation cost isn’t included on the price. You have to find by yourself the place to stay in Paris.
Can I register in the TypeParis programme without any undergraduate degree?
No prior degree necessary. However, previous studies or knowledges in graphic design or typeface will be considered a plus during the selection process.
What are the requested elements to apply to the summer typeface design programme?
No. Please follow the instructions as listed on the Program/Application Materials section when launched. You will have to prepare a single A4 sized PDF that is no larger than 10 MB. The PDF needs to include the following two sections: Portfolio No more than twelve graphic/typographic design projects. These should demonstrate your proficiency in graphic design, typography, lettering and knowledge of Béziers curves! If a project involves other people please state your role. Curriculum-résumé Additonal information including any specific courses or workshops you’ve undertaken; which software applications you are proficient with; and any traditional technics or skills such as calligraphy and lettering.
During the pre-registration process, can I send a link to my portfolio online instead of e-mailing images?
No. Please follow the instructions as listed on the Program/Application Materials section when launched.
What about if I’m not a French or a resident participant?
This program treats all applicants equally regardless of residency. TypeParis will not qualify trainees for International attendees visas and is not able to assist you in getting a travel visa of any kind. We therefore ask you to read with the highest attention the government guidelines for visas to the France. More here.
Type@Paris or TypeParis?
The logotype set in Anisette Petite feature the @ sign in thin weight, and we use it for various identity applications. But we pronounce and wrote it TypeParis.
Officials hashtags for the program are #typeparis, for the 2018 edition it is #typeparis18. The talks official hashtag for 2018 is #tptalks17. For the year 2017 it was #typeparis17. The talks official hashtag for 2017 was #tptalks17. For the year 2016 it was #typeparis16. The talks official hashtag for 2016 was #tptalks16.