A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to UX. This is a place where everybody - no matter how much money you have, no matter your age or life experience, no matter how much education you have, or don't have - can develop and learn new things.
UX is not a traditional university; it is a new crossroads for learning. The whole city is its campus. It takes place at the All Stars Project headquarters on 42nd Street and it also takes place in corporate boardrooms and back stage at Broadway theaters, in your neighborhood and at your school, even in your living room if you want it to. It has no tuition and no grades. And it's the school for higher learning that I've always dreamed of.
The old style university-from medieval times to those "accredited" by the Board of Regents today-is made up of colleges and schools; it holds workshops and seminars; it brings in guest speakers and teachers; it puts on plays and it publishes books; and it brings together the most forward thinkers on a range of disciplines, who are exploring new ideas about the humanities. UX does all that and more. What's the more? The more is development.
You see, because UX is a development institution, it isn't just about teaching you what happened in the past, or training you in skills to get a job. We can do that, but what we're really interested in is all of us creating something new together. UX has trained development coaches to help you customize specific programs and activities. You can even be trained to be a development coach yourself!
The "X" in UX stands for the unknown. What exactly our UX is or might become is unknown. It depends on what you - its students, teachers, researchers and donors - create together.