Graduate Admitted Student Day

Graduate Admitted Student Days

Corcoran School of the Arts + Design Graduate Admitted Student Days April 4-5, 2019

For admitted graduate students, we have two special days planned for you to experience what it’s like to be a part of our programs. Join us on Thursday, April 4, for program-specific information sessions, class observations, a tour of our spaces, and more! On Friday, April 5, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences welcomes you with student experience panels, financial aid information sessions and additional opportunities to connect with your program. A link to register and a detailed program schedule will be emailed directly to admitted students.

Questions?

Contact [email protected]

 

Gathering in Atrium

 

Corcoran Programning
Thursday, April 4

Class Observations & Info Sessions

Start times vary by program Some of our programs have graduate classes available for observation, as well as program-specific information sessions for admitted graduate students.

Detailed information about specific program offerings is included below and will also be included in your registration confirmation email.

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception with current students, alumni, and faculty

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge

6pm-8pm Evening Lectures

Nao Bustamente: Multimedia and Performance Artist Talk (Annual Dudley Memorial Lecture)

Location: Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW, Hammer Auditorium
The Corcoran’s annual Dudley Memorial Lecture will feature Nao Bustamante, an internationally known artist from Los Angeles. Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking and writing. The New York Times says, "She has a knack for using her body."

For more information: https://calendar.gwu.edu/nao-bustamente-multimedia-and-performance-artist-talk-annual-dudley-memorial-lecture

21st Annual Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Symposium

Location: 1957 E Street, Room 214
Each year up to three graduate students deliver short papers based on work honored for excellence in research and writing in the field of Museum Studies. Our 2019 keynote speaker is Rainey Tisdale, an independent curator based in Boston and a 1997 graduate of the GW Museum Studies program, is the co-author, most recently, of Active Collections (2018) and Creativity in Museum Practice (2014). Both books challenge museums to critically engage with current practice to encourage them towards enhanced resonance, resilience, and sustainability. The evening will also include a tribute to Marie Malaro, former director of the GWU Museum Studies program and author of the seminal text A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections.

Visiting Artists & Scholars Council Lecture

Location: Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd Street, Room 114
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee brings respected established and emerging practitioners in the arts to present public lectures, conduct one-on-one critiques, lead small seminars or reading discussions, and share informal meals with students. This evening’s presenter will be Paolo Giardelli, Professor of Art and Architectural History, Department of History, Boğaziçi University (Bosphorus University), Istanbul. There will be an informal discussion with light refreshments in Gallery 102 afterward.

 

10am- 12:30pm Class Observation

Location: Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd Street NW

Modern European Art (AH4149) Presented by Alexander Dumbadze

2pm-4pm Info Session

Location: Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd Street NW, Room 106

Lisa Lipinski and some current graduate students will give a short presentation on curatorial internship opportunities and course offerings for the coming academic year (including Historiography seminar).

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge, 500 17th Street NW

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

Additional Programming of Interest: Wednesday, April 3, 10am-12:30pm

Locaction: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

701 21st St NW

Fast Fashion/Slow Art Presented by Professor Bibi Obler

Class observations were confirmed individually.  If you have any questions about observing a class, please contact Katherine White, Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge, 500 17th Street NW

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

1:30pm-2pm Registration & Check In

Location: Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW

Welcome remarks by Professor Erin Kuykendall Thomas, Program Director; and Rachel McKean, Program Administrator and light reception.

2:00pm-2:45pm Course Observation

"Scandinavia and Organic Modernism" lecture in CDAD6572 Survey of Decorative Arts & Design II, 1800-present presented by Prof. Dianne Pierce.

Location: Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3031

3:00pm-3:30pm Object Lesson

Meet current faculty for a tasty, sweet introduction to the fundamentals of connoisseurship and object analysis.

Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3112

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception Location: Flagg Building, Bridge, 500 17th Street NW

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

2pm-4pm Info Session

Location: Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW, Fab Lab

2pm-2:15pm: Intro Faculty, 2-3 min Overview of each faculty

2:15pm-2:20pm: Overview of Maker Spaces

2:30pm-4pm: Workshop + Faculty Circulate

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge, 500 17th Street NW

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

We hope you'll stay the weekend and participate in our two-day workshop (free)!

Computation and Curation: A Workshop with Duane McLemore

Location: Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW

Saturday, April 6 from 9am - 6pm (lunch provided)

Sunday, April 7 from 9am - 12pm (brunch provided)

For more information, visit the event website.

Please note that registration for this workshop is separate from Admitted Student Day registration.

2pm Meet & Greet

Location: Gallery 102, Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd Street, NW

Join Professor James Sham, Director of Graduate Studies for Fine Arts, for an informal meet & greet and a viewing of Sarah Cooke’s MFA Thesis Exhibition.

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge, 500 17th Street NW

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

2:45pm-4pm Welcome

Meet Professor Catherine Anderson upstairs in the Rotunda of the Flagg Building (a special prize awaits the person who can identify what building is similar to the Rotunda!)

Gather in Crit Space #225 for a review and discussion of our MFA Interior Architecture program with the Head of the Program, Professor Stephanie Travis and Professor Anderson.

Questions + Answer session; please feel free to email questions prior to this time or after we convene to Catherine Anderson at [email protected]

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW, Bridge, Washington, DC 20006

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

11:10am-1pm Optional Class Observation

MSTD 6304: Museum Exhibition Development

Professor Kym Rice

Location: Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

3pm-4pm Museum Studies Open House

Location: Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium

Info session for admitted students with full-time faculty and MSSA student representatives.

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm-8pm 21st Annual Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Symposium

Location: 1957 E Street, Room 214

Each year up to three graduate students deliver short papers based on work honored for excellence in research and writing in the field of Museum Studies. Our 2019 keynote speaker is Rainey Tisdale, an independent curator based in Boston and a 1997 graduate of the GW Museum Studies program, is the co-author, most recently, of Active Collections (2018) and Creativity in Museum Practice (2014). Both books challenge museums to critically engage with current practice to encourage them towards enhanced resonance, resilience, and sustainability. The evening will also include a tribute to Marie Malaro, former director of the GWU Museum Studies program and author of the seminal text A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections.

On Friday, April 5, 2–3pm
Internship Presentations
Location: Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th Street NW

After the CCAS Admitted Student Day events on Friday morning, admitted students are invited to hear current Museum Studies students present on recent internship experiences. 

2-4pm NMPJ Information Session featuring Alumni Guest Speakers

Washington Post Videographer Whitney Leaming (NMPJ 2013) and Independent Photojournalist and Editor Oliver Contreras (NMPJ 2015) will speak about their experience as a student and how the program influenced their work and impacted their career.

Location: Flagg Building, 500 17th Street NW, Room B134

4pm-5:30pm Welcome Reception

Location: Flagg Building, Bridge, 500 17th Street NW

Meet current students and mingle with those in your cohort over complimentary food and drink at the reception for all students admitted in the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design

6pm Evening Lectures (see above)

 

Columbian College Programming
Friday, April 5

9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

 

9:30am Registration Begins

(Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Lobby)
 

10:00am Welcome and Introductions

(Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom)
 

10:25am-11:00am Concurrent Information Sessions Ⅰ

(please select one)
 

Session A: Student Life Panel

(Marvin Center, Room 311)
 

Hear from current graduate students and get all your questions answered about GW!
 

Session B: How to be a Washingtonian

(Marvin Center, Room 403)
Get the scoop on all things Washington, D.C.- from finding housing and navigating the transit system to making the most of your time in the District as a graduate student at GW.

 

Session C: I’ve Been Accepted! Now What?

(Marvin Center, Room 405)
Learn about the next steps for new students- from how to commit and enroll to financing your graduate education.

 

Session D: Career Outlook: Internships and Jobs

(Marvin Center, Amphitheater) Learn about career services and how our staff will assist you with your career goals.
 

11:00am-11:10am Break
 

11:10am-11:45am Concurrent Information Sessions Ⅱ

(please select one)
 

Session A: Student Life Panel

(Marvin Center, Amphitheater)
 

Hear from current graduate students and get all your questions answered about GW!
 

Session B: How to be a Washingtonian

(Marvin Center, Room 403)
Get the scoop on all things Washington, D.C.- from finding housing and navigating the transit system to making the most of your time in the District as a graduate student at GW.

 

Session C: I’ve Been Accepted! Now What?

(Marvin Center, Room 405)
Learn about the next steps for new students- from how to commit and enroll to financing your graduate education.

 

11:45am-11:55am Break
 

11:55am-12:30pm Concurrent Information Sessions Ⅲ

(please select one)
 

Session A: Student Life Panel

(Marvin Center, Amphitheater)
 

Hear from current graduate students and get all your questions answered about GW!
 

Session B: How to be a Washingtonian

(Marvin Center, Room 405)
Get the scoop on all things Washington, D.C.- from finding housing and navigating the transit system to making the most of your time in the District as a graduate student at GW.

 

Session C: Graduate Student Services Fair

(Marvin Center,Room 311)
 

Get your questions answered one-on-one with representatives from financial aid, career services, and the center for student engagement.
 

12:30pm-1:30pm Program Specific Meet and Greet Lunch

(Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom & Room 403)
 

Your chance to mix, mingle, and eat lunch with other accepted graduate students, current students, and faculty members in your specific discipline area and/or program.
 

1:00pm-1:30pm Attendee Survey

(Student Registration Table – Marvin Center Lobby)
Stop by anytime between 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. and grab your thank-you gift before you leave.

 

1:30pm Optional Self-Guided Campus Tour