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FACTS

 

 

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22 degrees offered

500

Over 500 graduate and
undergraduate students

1878

1878: OUR founding

 

Programs and Degrees

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NEXT 2021

 

 

"Adornment" from "Inheritance," by Maywadee Viriyapah, Fine Art BA 2020 (Dryer Lint, Yarn, Thread, Fabric, Glue)

Visit NEXT 2021: a dynamic, innovative, end-of-year celebration that gives students, faculty and D.C.’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art, creativity and scholarship, presented by the graduating class of 2021.
This year, for the first time in its history, NEXT will be a hybrid virtual and physical experience, with outdoor installations on GW’s campus that will be on view until May 31, as well as a website where you can see students’ projects—from research papers to series of paintings to radio plays.

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CORCORAN STORIES

 

 

GW ANNOUNCES NEW CORCORAN DIRECTOR

Lauren Onkey, currently the senior director of NPR Music, will lead the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

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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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ALUMNUS PAT SHERIDAN (BFA '99) DONATES TO CORCORAN STUDENTS FACING PANDEMIC HARDSHIP

Corcoran alumnus Pat Sheridan (BFA '99) is no stranger to the "starving art student" trope – he once lived it. Now, he's giving back to students in need.

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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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NEXT 2021

The NEXT exhibition is the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual celebration of the brilliance and promise of its students. Each degree program at the Corcoran requires students to successfully complete an end-of-year project and then collaborate with other programs to present an exhibition.

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Discover NEXT: A Celebration of Student Art

This year, graduating students created art installations on the Foggy Bottom campus, which you can safely visit through May 31, 2021.

VISIT NEXT 2021 (VIRTUALLY)