Courses Open to All Cooper Union Students

Albert Nerken School of Engineering

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School of Art

Any School of Art class is open to students, however registration is dependent on space availability and fulfillment of required pre-requisites. Interested students should come to the School of Art Office of Academic Advisement, Room 212 Foundation Building, to find out more about these classes.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Enrollment in these courses is overseen by the School of Architecture Office, Room 301 Foundation Building. If interested in registering for any of these courses please check with the School of Architecture Office first.

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  • 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.