2021 Student Briefs

2021 Student Briefs

The new ISTD briefs launched October 2020 for the 2021 Assessment.
Through its highly acclaimed Assessment scheme, ISTD engages with universities and institutions across the globe to raise the profile of typography in design education. Our goal is to give both tutors and students the opportunity to explore and develop typography as an inherent part of the design process and thus bring the typographic gesture to the forefront of their design education.

ISTD’s briefs continue to innovate and challenge.
Our practice is based upon the printed word but now embraces the gamut of media and technologies that we communicate with. Accordingly, we have progressively written our student project briefs for interpretation through a range of media. How and where we use the written word brings new issues, and also new opportunities to test our skills. First and foremost we are communicators skilfully utilising design to inform, persuade and delight. This makes each project a more demanding yet stimulating exercise.

New online Submission platform
Due to the ongoing global situation regarding Covid–19 we have launched a new online submission platform for the 2021 Assessment. This will remove the former need to send physical portfolios, and will better support international submissions.

Please check back regularly to our website for further details https://assessment.istd.org.uk

Registration for the 2021 Assessment
The online platform for the ISTD Assessment is here. Tutors who have previously entered student work in 2020 do not need to reregister. Just log in and enter your new students' details. Registration for the 2021 Assessment are now open for Main, Ireland and North America. Check the Assessment platform for further updates about the other regions.

If you are new to the assessment, please register on the platform and email to be put on the mailing list. Meanwhile, we invite you to download and start work on the 2021 briefs.

Jill Spratt MISTD
ISTD Head of Education