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Frank DeRose

Adjunct Instructor

Frank DeRose is a graphic designer living in NYC. I am him. The hands typing these words are his and mine. The person in the class taught by him will be me. In the class that is taught by him and me, we (you and he and I) will talk about ideas and form. Generally in that order. C u soon. LOL. JK. ROTFL. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


  • 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.