Study profile Master Type and Media

The Master Type and Media at 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. Unique to the course is its small size. 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.

In the video below, students, teachers and the head of the department tell you more about this study programme:



Master of Arts


1 year full-time

Study load

Start date



Department Head

Erik van Blokland

Application deadline


English-taught programme
(English level required)

Programme / CROHO

M Type and Media / 49106

Insights in this study programme

Stone carving, revival assignment or coding in Python? Listen to this podcast with Lora and Sam - Type and Media alumni - and get some insight into this master's programme

Professional perspective

Graduates of the Master Type and Media 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 Type and Media 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 Type and Media 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.