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As a student in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, you will learn and work in the unrivaled cultural and artistic landscape of Washington, D.C.— a city bursting with iconic monuments, famous museums and historic neighborhoods. With the resources of our world-class university at your fingertips, attending the Corcoran is an arts education experience like no other.

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Undergraduate Studies

The Corcoran School inspires students to create art with the potential to shape and influence the arts community and the world. Students put knowledge into action through internships, research and service in Washington, D.C.'s many world class museums, art galleries, design studios and international cultural institutions. As part of the George Washington University's (GW) Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Corcoran students can pursue all of their interests in a multifaceted approach to the arts.

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Graduate Studies

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the Corcoran offers the extraordinary advantage of using the rich tapestry of architecture, culture and dynamic visual and performing arts scene to spark imaginations. As a result, graduates gain unprecedented access to critical networking and internship opportunities and are regularly exposed to the vast collection of national treasures. The Corcoran strives to prepare its graduates for rich multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

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Undergraduate Tours

GW invites prospective and admitted undergraduate students to visit the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses throughout the year. Registration for information sessions and tours of both campuses are available online.

GW invites prospective and admitted undergraduate students to visit campus throughout the year. Register for information sessions and tours online. Search for the "Discover the Arts" for Corcoran-specific tours that include an Admissions info session and campus tour with highlights of arts spaces.

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Graduate Tours

Prospective graduate and professional students are invited to visit GW’s Foggy Bottom campus. Register for a tour by visiting the Graduate Admissions event search page and selecting “Graduate Campus Tours” as the event category.

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Virtual Tour

Navigate GW’s campuses and learn about the university's facilities and history through our Virtual Tour. This online tool offers interactive maps of Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, downtown D.C. and more!

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