Brooklyn continues to be the destination of choice for science and technology-focused higher education, as a new16,000-square-foot applied science campus under the auspices of prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will be coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, housed inside the larger media campus of Steiner Studios.
The $20 million Integrative Media Program is scheduled to open in August, 2015 and will focus on the intersection of technology and the arts. Students will be able to apply for admission to graduate programs in fields such as game design and emerging media, urban design and production technology and management, and computational data science.
Steiner Studios chairman Douglas Steiner’s father, David Steiner, is a graduate of CMU.
“Three years ago, we announced the Applied Sciences NYC competition, with the goal of turning New York City into the world’s leading city for technological innovation,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It has been an enormous success, and today’s addition of Carnegie Mellon – the fourth winning project – is another major victory for the future of our economy.”
Other winning Applied Sciences NYC projects are NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in Downtown Brooklyn, Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s campus on Roosevelt Island, and the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering at Columbia University.
With a campus located at 25 Washington Avenue—a seven-story historic building that also houses the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema—in the creative and innovative business and technology hub that the Brooklyn Navy Yard has transformed into, within one of the most popular and well-networked boroughs/counties and cities in the world, CMU is making a strong investment in its own future as well as that of its students.
“We believe New York City will be the perfect setting for CMU to provide education in these technology-based modes of expression and production—social media, games, special effects, responsive environments, product design and manufacturing, just to name a few of the areas where we will be working together,” said CMU Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet.
At least $3.5 million of the new project’s costs will be provided by the city.