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Master Type and Media


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The Master TypeMedia is a one-year programme that delves into type design and typography for different contexts including print, screens and interactive media.
In this one-year full-time Master’s programme you will expand your existing knowledge of letter design and typography. You work intensively in small groups of no more than twelve persons. You work under the guidance of expert and enthusiastic teachers from the permanent and visiting faculty. Your personal motivation is given primary place, but collaboration with other students is also of fundamental importance.

The many aspects of type design in relation to typography are covered in various assignments, both practical and theoretical and in some cases in co-operation with the media industry. Discussions with a number of leading graphic designers –each with a different view- provide theoretical depth. The various excursions and conferences, like the yearly conferences of ATypI – Association Typographique Internationale – and Typo Berlin, are also worth mentioning. TypeMedia is a full-time one year master program. In addition to the assignments specific to this course, students can participate in the calligraphy and the lettering and type divisions of the regular course in Graphic Design. In 2014, this Master’s programme was accredited as the best Master’s programme in the world!




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 9,872

€ 9,872


Application requirements

  • You have sufficient practical experience in typography and design
  • You are able to write about your motivation for joining the master programme
  • You have a convincing portfolio of graphic design and typographic design
  • Your portfolio contains examples of calligraphy, lettering and type design
  • You can document your fascination for type design, typography and different media
  • You are acquainted with developments in the field of type design

You have (at least) a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge First Certificate in English
Cambridge First Certificate in English

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 9,872
€ 9,872
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 31 Jan '23 31 Jan '23


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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