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 architecture 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.

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.