SVA Masters Workshop: Design Rome

Invest in your design career. This summer study type, typography and graphic design in Rome—the birthplace of Western typographic tradition.

Date: May 27 - June 10

Location: Rome


The SVA Masters Workshop: DESIGN ROME: now in its tenth year, is an incredible educational opportunity. A chance to hone your skills, improve your knowledge and meet new, talented people.


Immerse yourself in a wide range of type and typography, book and lettering design, as well as architecture, art, archeology and epigraphy – and don’t forget the Italian cuisine. You will study the ancient and the modern culture, learn from the masters of Roman graphic design. You’ll visit the Trajan Column and partake in exclusive guided visits to the Roman and Imperial Forums, contemporary design studios and firms and have access to the rarities at the Biblioteca Angelica, the oldest library in Europe and repository of Bodoni and other historical typographic works.


This exhaustive hands-on workshop allows you to research and analyze the roots of typography and develop your own distinctive design work. You will print on a vintage letterpress, and draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design. Taught by leading designers and typographers, this acclaimed workshop enables you to focus multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial aspects of design like you never have before.


All classes are held Monday through Saturday with plenty of time allotted for personal exploration. Workshop participants have individual rooms in a three-star hotel in the historical center of Rome, just around the corner from the Pantheon and only minutes from all the most exciting Roman landmarks and sights.


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