DesignCorps is a collective of graduate students from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design who review, accept and implement proposals for client-based design projects, under the supervision of professional design faculty. Originating in the Master of Arts in Exhibition Design program, DesignCorps takes on three-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 multidisciplinary and collaborative design-thinking, DesignCorps welcomes participation from all graduate students at the Corcoran School and the broader GW University.
Recent clients have included:
- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
- Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
- The World Bank
- The International Finance Corporation
- Special Collections at Gelman Library
- Exhibition Design
- Graphic Design
- Creative Project Management
- Design Consulting
- Content Development for Exhibitions
- Design of Fundraising Documents for Exhibitions
- Exhibition Installation
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,
- and facilitating creative exchange between the Corcoran, the university as a whole and organizations located in the city of Washington, D.C.
Are you interested in working with DesignCorps as a client? Download our Information Sheet (including Proposal Form) here.
Send questions and proposals to Clare Brown, Program Head of the Master of Arts Exhibition Design program, at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. DesignCorps meets monthly to review incoming proposals.