Developing a Personal Project

Course #2000029
Corinne Botz


Please think about a subject matter you would like to explore during this course, and come prepared to discuss your ideas on the first day of class.

Materials for the ALL classes:

Camera: Digital SLR or SLR film camera highly recommended.

Note taking materials. Please bring examples of past work on the first day of class.

Examples of past work on a website, memory stick, or prints, approximately ten images (no more than fifteen).


  • 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.