MA Contemporary Typographic Media is a course about visible words, exploring language in printed, virtual, moving, environmental and interactive spaces.
Rapid technological change is a condition of contemporary culture and has a profound effect on how we transmit, receive and understand messages. These rapid developments are creating new forms of dialogue between producers and users, authors and readers, in both commercial and cultural discourse, giving rise to many new, exciting challenges.
Students on the MA Contemporary Typographic Media course seek to address these issues by investigating the dynamics of visible language. Through self-directed research project work, we undertake intensive practical explorations of word and image, message and audience, media and technology, type and typography, and develop a unique set of critical skills and knowledge. Our research studies are based on significant current debates about typographic communication, contrasting its deep humanist origins with more recent systematic and generative approaches to form-giving.
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