Faculty; faculty member presenting art to room of students


Faculty members at the Corcoran School are leading experts in art and design with ties to the most prestigious museums and art institutions in the world. They are dedicated educators who are also practicing artists plugged into Washington, D.C.'s vibrant international art scene. Students benefit not only from our faculty's extraordinary expertise and experience, but also from their connections and access to many of the world's great collections of art treasures.



Administrators and Main Faculty Contacts

(By Program Area)



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Undergraduate Graphic Design

Undergraduate / Graduate

Interaction Design

Graduate Exhibition Design


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Museum Studies

Graduate Decorative Arts & Design History
Graduate Museum Studies



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Undergraduate Music


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Studio Arts

Undergraduate Fine Art
Undergraduate Fine Art Photography
Undergraduate Photojournalism
Graduate Fine Art
Graduate New Media Photojournalism
Graduate Social Practice


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Theater and Dance

Undergraduate Theatre
Undergraduate Dance
Graduate Production Design
Graduate Classical Acting

Faculty member Jon Goldman in front of a story board



Featured Faculty: Cristal Chanelle Truscott

Cristal Chanelle Truscott


Cristal Chanelle Truscott is a playwright, scholar, educator, dialogue facilitator and founder of Progress Theatre. As a playwright, Cristal blends academic and pop-culture conversations to examine the concerns and struggles of our times. Her artistic work has garnered recognition and grants from the likes of the National Theatre Project Grant (New England Foundation for the Arts), Ford Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund Grant. She is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award, which honors artists who are influential in the shaping of powerful creative movements in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related multidisciplinary work.