When The Cooper Union’s Continuing Education term starts at the beginning of February, you’ll have great choices for professional and personal development. You can take individual courses or earn Certificates to add new skills, sharpen ones you already have, expand your horizons and develop talents that you never knew you had. Cooper has an outstanding faculty, small classes and a convenient location in the East Village.
For example, if you take a course in Collage, you will you explore an art medium that you can practice using an almost unlimited variety of materials and without the need of extensive space or equipment. If you already have experience in drawing or painting the human figure, consider Anatomy for the Artist. We’re offering a new course this spring in Documentary Photography.
The rapidly expanding use of Digital Representation and Fabrication includes the technologies of 3-D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling. You can take an introductory 3-D Printing course or earn a Certificate that will open revolutionary technologies whose applications include architecture, engineering, medicine, fine art, industrial design and high fashion. The Cooper Union’s renowned Typeface Design program attracts outstanding faculty and students from around the world. There’s no better place to discover the joy of creativity in this most fundamental graphic art. (See coopertype.org)
Artists, as well as engineers and designers are finding myriad uses for an inexpensive minicontroller called Arduino. With this device, you can take inputs from a wide variety of sensors and output to a computer or all kinds of motors, switches and actuators. Arduino’s relatively easy-to-use software enables you to imagine interactive objects and environments that you can actually create. Perhaps you have a personal or business interest you’d like to transform into an App for mobile devices. We have an App (well, a course) for that.
You can get information and register for our courses at cooperunion.augusoft.net or by calling 212.353.4195. You can also visit our office at 30 Cooper Square between 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Information about the Professional Development Certificates and courses is also available by calling 212.353.4198 or in a separate catalog that we’ll be happy to mail to you if you call us.
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.