Within the English Master Visual Arts, the Graphic Design department at PXL-MAD offers an English Master Studio ‘Reading Type & Typography’ (one year - 60 ECTS). The course revolves around experimentation and research, in which thoughts and actions are in constant interplay with each other. The increase of interest in type design and/or typography – which happens in contrast with other areas of design and/or scientific fields – is seen as an inspiring starting point that is constantly questioned in order to develop a critical attitude towards design for reading (both on traditional media and in contemporary digital times).
The master programme consists of two major components: Studio Practice and the Master Seminar Series ‘READSEARCH: Reading Type & Typography’.
Based on these two components and supported by a team of renowned designers, artists and academics from our own faculty as well as international guest-speakers and guest tutors, students are continually encouraged and challenged to reflect on their work by shifting between being ‘in’ and being ‘out’ of their own work.
Thanks to the extensive network of our department and of members of staff (dr. Ann Bessemans, dr. Geoffrey Brusatto, dr. Tom Lambeens, PhD Student Maarten Renckens, Luc Rerren, Monique Rutten, Johan Vandebosch, Katleen Verjans), students are given several possibilities to come in contact with and/or getting to know international organisations, institutes, curators, artists, designers, graphic designers, typographers and type designers interested in typography (graphic design) and font design. This allows them to create a network that can be a very good starting point for projects and collaborations after their English Master.
For more detailed information, please download our information brochure.
Head of the English Master Studio: Ann Bessemans
Researchers: Ann Bessemans, Maria Pérez Mena, Maarten Renckens & Erik Nuyts