As a student in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design you won't just study art, scholarship and performance, you'll be immersed in a community dedicated to your success. With exhibitions and performances held all over campus and wider cultural opportunities around the city, there is always something to see, somewhere to go and even more to learn. Many of the 470+ student organizations at GW are directly dedicated to students like you.
As you progress through your program, we also have resources and information to support you. There are spaces that you can take advantage of to create in, people to talk to and services to use.
Find out more about new student orientations to get your Corcoran journey started.
The Corcoran student handbook—for both undergraduate and graduate students—is a guide to help orient you as a student within the Corcoran and navigate Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) requirements, procedures, and deadlines. If you have any questions, each program has a Program Administrator, Program Head, and advisors to assist you as well as an Assistant Director of Academic Affairs (contact info in the book or on this page). The book has guidance on who you can reach out to for different kinds of questions, as well as a range of information on courses, buildings and programs.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION RESOURCES
Student organizations are student led groups that bring people together based on mutual interests. Get involved with a student organization that meets your interests and can introduce you to like minded individuals with mutual interest in the arts!
Using Preferred Names at GW
The Corcoran and George Washington University are very supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community, and we want to be sure to use a student's preferred name and gender. Once admitted to GW, students are able to set up their preferred name and gender identity in our current student systems. The Multicultural Student Services Center website has helpful information about changing name and gender at GW on the student's GWorld ID Card, GWMail account, and on class rosters. The LGBTQIA+ Resource Center website and a separate page entitled Trans @ GW also includes GW's non-discrimination policy and the different procedures relating to name and gender changes for transcripts, diplomas, employment records, and other official documents. We hope that you feel our support during this process and that you reach out to us should you experience any difficulties.