Type and Media is a full-time one year Master program. Its schedule can therefore incorporate every day of the week. At the beginning of the course, each student establishes an individual study-plan in consultation with the permanent faculty.
The academic year is divided into two semesters, with the second semester divided in turn into two parts. At the end of the first semester and in the first part of the second, all assignments that have been undertaken are evaluated. In addition to the assignments specific to this course, students can follow the calligraphy and the lettering and type divisions of the regular course in Graphic Design. Those subjects distinguish this regular course at the Royal Academy from other academies, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Individual study space is provided for each student. Students can also, of course, make use of all the facilities in the academy’s various studios and workshops. The course is completed in the last part of the second semester, when the students work individually on their own final projects, guided by their personal interest. An oral review based on their visual presentation marks the end of the course. All teachers – including the visiting faculty – are present during this evaluation. Not only are the final projects reviewed; the students’ other assignments are also discussed, as well as their dedication and the insights they have gained throughout the course. Displays of the results of study are made. Students who complete the course with positive results are awarded with the official Master certificate of the Royal Academy of Art.