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Explore the history of typography and develop a cross-cultural outlook important to understanding the future of typography.

  • Examine typography's rich history, the evolution of type in Northern Italy and how those practices influence American typography today. 
  • Visit typographic museums, hear from guest speakers and participate in hands-on activities.
  • Visit Fabrica, a communication and design research center in Treviso and explore Tipoteca, a museum devoted to preserve and display the heritage of Italian typefaces and letterpress printing.

IDEA 300: Typography & Culture in Northern Italy
Open to all undergraduate students. No pre-requisites. May count towards an artistic perspective. 3rd year status and above preferred.

• Location: Venice, Bologna, Parma and Treviso, Italy
• Travel dates: Early summer

Application deadline has been reached for the summer 2019 program. Contact the faculty director to inquire about next year's program.

Program Cost: A compete student budget worksheet for the summer 2019 program can be found here. Students should take a copy of this worksheet to their financial aid advisor early in the application process to determine how their aid may apply to the program cost.

Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Art, Design, Media
Undergraduate & Graduate
Open To: 

RIT Students Only

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