Corcoran Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Corcoran has a long history of deep, meaningful engagements with the greater Washington community. One of the hallmarks of that relationship is the Corcoran's Continuing Education program.

Continuing Education offers a dynamic environment for artistic spirits of all abilities and interests to work, explore and mingle. Courses are taught by leading professionals in their fields, mirroring the Corcoran School's degree programs in the arts. 

Non-degree students of all ages & abilities participate in classes in ceramics, digital media design, drawing, interior design, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking and more. Corcoran Arts is the resource to brush up on basics, develop further expertise, or just have fun. Afternoon, evening, and weekend classes are available to work around your schedule. 

Students can also explore information on degree programs through the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.


The applications process is administered by the Office of Non-Degree Students. Current GW students in a degree (for credit) program at the university are not eligible to take Continuing Education courses. 

If you have been suspended from any educational institution for poor scholarship or are not in good standing at your current or a prior institution you will not be eligible to enroll as a non-degree student for one calendar year after the effective date of the suspension.

If you’ve been denied admission to a degree or certificate program at GW, you will also not be eligible to enroll as a non-degree student for the same semester for which the application was denied.

To begin your application, please visit the Office of Non-Degree Students.


For eligibility requirements, non-degree application instructions, refund and withdrawal policies and more, please visit the Office of Non-Degree Students' General Study and International Students sections.

Corcoran Arts Continuing Education noncredit program fees vary by course. Students interested in GW credit-bearing courses will be billed non-degree tuition rates.


Corcoran has recently hired a new Program Coordinator for Community Engagement and the Corcoran Continuing Education program, Samantha Steen. For any questions or concerns regarding specific to continuing education or community engagement opportunities, please email her at


Building Renovations

The George Washington University has launched a multiyear, multiphase renovation of the Corcoran School's Flagg Building. Read more here

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Due to building renovations, room numbers have changed, galleries have been renamed and new offices have been installed. See more here.