Media Lab

Media Lab classroom

Media Lab classroom

The Media Lab, a part of the Department of Information Technology, is located on the eighth floor of 41 Cooper Square.   It comprises two high-end Apple MacPro classrooms and a central scanning and color output area.  The Department of Information Technology supports both PC and Mac technology, and provides students with a wide range of digital media and imaging options. The facility houses Apple MacPro computers which can boot into Mac or Windows operating systems, and Dell PCs; high-resolution reflective and transparency scanners; black-and-white and color laser printers; and large format color printers.  The Media Lab workstations are capable of producing high quality digital video and audio for broadcast, new media and web publishing.  

Software includes complete suites of applications for graphic design, multimedia, 3D Design, audio-video and animation. The fully-networked studio also provides Internet access and printing to many different types of media.  Digital video cameras, digital still cameras and microphones are available for loan by students in the lower level 1 A/V Resource Center.



Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday closed


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.