In an agreement with Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in August of 2015 the Pittsburgh-based university will open a 16,000-square-foot facility to offer courses focused on technology and the arts, including two new master’s degree programs in game design and other new media formats.
There will also be four additional master’s programs, including innovation in products and services, urban design, computational data science and production technology and management.
“We believe New York City will be the perfect setting for CMU to provide education in these technology-based modes of expression and production,” said provost Mark Kamlet.
The Navy Yard project will cost $20 million, with $3.5 million of the funding coming from the city. Carnegie Mellon joins New York University, Columbia University and Cornell University in the Applied Science NYC program.
The Applied Science NYC competition was created with the goal of capitalizing on the growing fields of science, technology and research in NYC. The total projected economic impact of this initiative is now more than $33.2 billion over the next three decades.
“Three years ago, we announced the Applied Science NYC competition, with the goal of turning New York City into the world’s largest city for technology innovation,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It has been an enormous success and today’s addition of Carnegie Mellon is another major victory for the future of our economy.”