Graduate Programs

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Today's art school graduates are earning exciting jobs in what is now being called the "creative economy." That is, if they are not inventing jobs for themselves. New skill sets are valued in the 21st century job market, and a creative education is one of the best ways to acquire them. GW's Corcoran School prepares students for careers at some of the most prestigious companies and institutions, including National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, Apple, Harper's Bazaar, Knoll, MTV, Design Within Reach, Tiffany & Co., Gensler, Conde Nast, PBS, Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, The Washington Post and hundreds of others.

The Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs offer rich, expansive, and uniquely integrated academic curricula grounded in real-world experiences. Our graduate students work with faculty comprised of some of the leading experts in art and design, and are able to take advantage of the extraordinary cultural resources available in Washington, D.C.

Current Students

Current Corcoran students will complete their degree programs under the same or substantially similar curricular and academic requirements in place at the Corcoran School as when they first matriculated. Course offerings will also be the same or very similar to those included in the most current Corcoran School catalog. These commitments regarding the academic requirements and course offerings will be maintained through spring 2016 for graduate students.

Registering for Classes

Prior to registration, students will need to build their course schedules and gather Course Reference Numbers (CRNS) of the sections of the classes for which they intend to register.  CRN information is found on the Schedule of Classes. For more information on how to register for classes, a complete tutorial can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.