Arabic Typography Workshop

This course introduces students to Arabic typography. From ancient stone carvings to contemporary online marketing, Arabic script is powerful tool used to communicate religion, politics, and diverse cultures.

The workshop provides a brief overview of the history of Arabic calligraphy, exploring typographic principles and techniques. Students will explore letterforms of different styles with distinct origins.

The workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, and in-class studio work where students will make calligraphy pens from bamboo sticks and practice writing in a contemporary Arabic calligraphic style. 

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at

Contact for assistance with using your account.

Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned. 

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Fall 2021

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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