Monotype and Canva Launch a Five-Part Type Curriculum for Classrooms

Monotype announced this week that it has expanded its collaboration with Canva to make design (and typography) accessible to students and classrooms.

Co-authored by Monotype and Canva, the educational series includes lecture topics, in-class discussions, and activities for students to explore and expand their relationship to design. The five modules are Type 101, Type All Over the World, The Psychology of Typography, Type and Branding, and Design Thinking.

Typography helps shape the meaning of language. It accentuates, clarifies, modifies, persuades, and entertains. These courses will reveal the power of type to a whole new generation of designers around the world.

Charles Nix, Monotype Executive Creative Director and coauthor of the series

This announcement builds on the relationship established in March 2023 to make more than 1,100 Monotype-curated fonts available on the Canva platform.

Canva launched Canva for Education in 2019 to extend access to its free online design and collaboration tool into classrooms everywhere. Teachers and students now make up nearly a third of its user community. The educational platform has also announced collaborations with NASA and the New York Times.

Read Monotype’s full announcement.

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