The program welcomes students, researchers, and professionals from the design field and adjacent fields of study. Preferably, students should have previous studies in Graphic Design, Typography, and Editorial Design. Nevertheless, the study program is designed to leverage the gaps in the previous training during the first two semesters. And to promote the specialization in their desired areas. Specifically, but not limited to:
- Editorial Projects;
- Information Design;
- Typeface Design (course website);
- Typographic Studies;
To further pursue their education, apply their knowledge, and conduct the most appropriate research project students undergo the program of Research Methodologies I and II. And later on during the third and fourth semesters one of the course staff or faculty members will supervise the research in their specific research areas.
Students usually opt to enhance their skills and research in book design and research on editorial formats. Whether in traditional print-based media, digital applications or emerging post-digital formats.
Lettering and illustration are often developed and applied in books or gamified experiences. Poster and magazine design is also a common topic that bridges different media landscapes, increasingly toward extended reality.
Cultural and Heritage studies are also a big topic. Either applied to branding or identity design. Or in a cultural and ethnographic approach to capture and critically reflect on history and appropriation.
Typeface Design and readability studies allow continuing the exploration of first-year subjects. And, as many of these areas push students into a highly specialized interdisciplinary field of design.
To see examples of these works, see the portfolio of the course, or read more about it in the alumni testimonials.