There are three main components:
Practice of book design
-Practice of book design
You develop your practical abilities in typography and book design through briefed projects, a personally directed project, and a professional assignment. The aims are to achieve a high level of competence in design work and understand the demands of professional practice.
You develop your knowledge and analytical skills through lectures, seminars, directed reading, and student presentations, looking at topics such decision-making about design, the history of book design, and the evaluation of design.
You choose a topic in consultation with staff that focuses on an aspect of book design, leading to a written study of between 10,000 and 13,000 words.
Teaching and learning
You are taught by Departmental staff who cover history, theory, practice and evaluation of design. Visiting professional designers, such as John Morgan, also contribute.
You are generally taught in small groups in an informal and relaxed environment