12 months
6416 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Type and Media programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) is a one-year programme that delves into type design and typography for different contexts including print, screens and interactive media.


During the Type and Media programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague students will work intensively in a group of no more than 12 under the guidance of experts and teachers from the KABK and abroad.

Students explore every aspect of letterforms: contrast, rhythm, proportion and weight as well as type history, font technology, digitising and tool development. The curriculum is constructed to produce expert designers with a thorough knowledge of, and pronounced affinity with, type and typography.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Master TypeMedia at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) have become type professionals at Adobe, FontShop, Monotype, Frere-Jones, Commercial Type and Hoefler & Co. Many TypeMedia graduation projects have been published at leading type foundries including Bold Monday and Typotheque. Alumni teach in type design courses at Cooper Union, Yale, ECAL and EINA. While some TypeMedia alumni have gone on to build a career in the design and production of non-Latin typefaces, the emphasis of the course is on Latin typefaces.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Form studies 
  • Contrast research 
  • Revival research
  • Letter carving 
  • Type and Language
  • Design theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have (at least) a bachelor degree in graphic design
  • Non-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency
  • You have sufficient practical experience in typography and design
  • You are able to write about your motivation for joining the master programme
  • You have a convincing portfolio of graphic design and typographic design
  • Your portfolio contains examples of calligraphy, lettering and type design
  • You can document your fascination for type design, typography and different media
  • You are acquainted with developments in the field of type design
  • Digital portofolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6416 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6416 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Den Haag

780 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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