Undergraduate Programs

Students sketching

GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design provides students with an unparalleled artistic experience in the nation’s capital. As a city recognized as the national epicenter for historic and culturally diverse social movements, Washington, D.C. provides a rich palette for the inspiration of thought-provoking, meaningful art across a wide variety of media -- from photojournalism to mixed media and beyond.

Through its connection to GW’s academic enterprise, Corcoran students are enriched by the breadth and depth of learning opportunities associated with our programs in the humanities, the sciences, engineering, and business. The affiliation is helping to prepare young artists for exciting careers in today’s “creative economy,” offering undergraduates the creative tools, entrepreneurial expertise, and a network of enviable resources and internship opportunities. Students also benefit from interaction with international renowned artists and faculty whose influence within their respective field is far-reaching.