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FACTS

 

 

22

22 degrees offered

500

Over 500 graduate and
undergraduate students

1878

1878: OUR founding

 

Programs and Degrees

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CORCORAN STORIES

 

 

IN PHOTOS: CORCORAN STUDENTS DOCUMENT THE 2020 ELECTION 

Photojournalism students in cities across the country captured moments during and after the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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PAUL RUCKER: ARTIST PLANS TO COLLABORATE WITH CORCORAN STUDENTS TO ADDRESS SOCIAL ISSUES THROUGH ‘THE BLACK WALL STREET PROJECT’ 

Visual artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker will be joining the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at GW as a visiting professor of community engagement for the 2020-2021 academic year. One of the projects that his students will dive into is the Black Wall Street Project, “Banking While Black: Economic Violence Beyond the Black Wall Street Massacre,” which will concentrate on the destruction of the three Black Wall Street communities in Richmond, Virginia,Durham, North Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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HOW PHOTOGRAPHER NAKEYA BROWN CELEBRATES BLACK HAIR CARE THROUGH HER WORK

Corcoran alumna, Nayeka Brown (CCAS MFA ’17), featured in 'Vogue Beauty.'

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GW ALL ACCESS: MICHELE CARLSON OF THE CORCORAN

As an art student, Michele Carlson had access to expensive materials, institutional space and all the hefty trappings of traditional printmaking. But after she graduated, she found herself suddenly cut off from all those resources and had to figure out how to put her skills to use in a much more improvisational, low-budget environment.

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Student Work

 

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New Media Photojournalism's Margaret Wroblewski's photography gives survivors of harassment on the Metro a voice.

 

 

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Ashley Llanes (BFA Fine Art Photography '19 recreated her Quinceañera photoshoot for her project for NEXT 2019.

 

 


EVENTS

 

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Corcoran from hosting NEXT 2020, but many student artists still found creative ways to complete or rework their projects.

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Currents of History

This year, a museum studies class put together an exhibition as part of NEXT, originally to be on view at the same time as the rest of the exhibition, centered on the theme that people, stories, and objects move.