Graduate Studies

Today's art school graduates are earning exciting jobs in what is now being called the "creative economy." That is, if they are not inventing jobs for themselves. New skill sets are valued in the 21st century job market and a creative education is one of the best ways to acquire them. The George Washington University's (GW) Corcoran School of the Arts and Design prepares students for careers at some of the most prestigious companies and institutions, including National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, Apple, Harper's Bazaar, Knoll, MTV, Design Within Reach, Tiffany & Co., Gensler, Conde Nast, PBS, Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, The Washington Post and hundreds of others.

The Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs offer rich, expansive and uniquely integrated academic curricula grounded in real-world experiences. Our graduate students work with faculty comprised of some of the leading experts in art and design and are able to take advantage of the extraordinary cultural resources available in Washington, D.C.

  • Graduate Programs at Corcoran
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    Graduate Programs at Corcoran

    GW’s Corcoran School offers unique master’s degrees designed to inspire students and develop craft. Our community encourages creative minds to expand and flourish.

Other Arts Opportunities at GW

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    GW Master’s Degrees

    On campus, students explore a variety of creative disciplines, including master's programs in dance, museum studies, music and theater.

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    GW Certificate Programs

    Advance your career with a graduate certificate in the arts. GW offers options including documentary filmmaking and museum collections management and care.

  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Education for Non-Degree Students

    Corcoran Arts Continuing Education offers a dynamic learning environment and convenient course schedules for students of all abilities and interests.