Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, The Cooper Union is holding all classes online throughout the summer. Your safety is important to us.
Spring Registration will open on May 1.
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Since 1859, The Cooper Union has been offering courses to New Yorkers who want to create something new or disrupt something old. Here, you can study studio arts, graphic arts or drawing architectural landmarks of New York City.
The American system of continuing education originated at The Cooper Union with its founding in 1859. Peter Cooper, inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, wanted to bring first-class educational opportunities to adults in New York and devoted his entire fortune to that goal. For over 150 years, The Cooper Union has maintained this tradition of outstanding courses for adults in its Department of Continuing Education