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DesignCorps is a collective of graduate students from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design who will review, accept and implement proposals for client-based design projects with the supervision of professional design faculty. Originating in the Master of Arts in Exhibition Design program, DesignCorps takes on 3-dimensional, narrative and environmental design projects such as exhibitions, installations, interior designs and pop-up experiences for clients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In the spirit of multi-disciplinary and collaborative design-thinking, DesignCorps includes students from all five graduate programs at the Corcoran School:

DesignCorps serves the important goals of:

  • providing graduate students opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge of professional practice;
  • building graduate student portfolios;
  • connecting the Corcoran graduate programs with the broad base of professional clients in the D.C. area;
  • facilitating creative exchange between the Corcoran graduate programs and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

You can download more information about how Design Corps works and how to submit a proposal here:



Send proposals to Clare Brown, Program Head of the Master of Arts Exhibition Design program, at for consideration. DesignCorps meets on the first Monday of every month to review incoming proposals.  

Photos by Clare Brown