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In the LetterStudio second and third year students of the kabk and exchange students can take courses, i.e., modules, about letters in the broadest sense of the word.
        This includes, but is not limited to, writing, type design, font production, font technology (including coding), and everything else that is, or could be part of the métiers of the graphic designer, calligrapher, lettering artist, and type designer.


The spectrum offered is determined by the staff lecturers, guest lecturers, and students, and the scope is not limited to the developments in the professional field.
        The expertise of the teachers implies that different or even opposing opinions are represented, which guarantees the versatility of the course.


Students must enroll in modules that cover the areas they wish to explore. The length of a module is a full semester (about twelve sessions) and two modules must be taken during one semester. It is mandatory to select modules that are divergent or even contradictory, i.e., represent opposing views. Selections must be substantiated and decisions are made in consultation with the teachers.
        A list of the modules for the 2020–2021 course can be downloaded in pdf format .


Staff lecturers
Frank E. Blokland (coordinator)
Peter Verheul
Just van Rossum