News Archive


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

DreamWorks creator of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts hosts virtual GW event

June 02, 2020
DreamWorks animator Radford Sechrist will give a remote lecture on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Corcoran School of the Arts & Design students and alumni that’s open to the public.

"Our Hearts Are Heavy": Message from GW's Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)

May 31, 2020
The Corcoran would like to share this message from GW’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) with our community.
Summer Solo Series

G102 Announces Artists for 2020 SUMMER VIRTUAL PROJECTS

May 11, 2020
Gallery 102 announces the two artists who will be presenting projects this summer.
Do Not Touch


May 06, 2020
Gallery 102 presents 'Do Not Touch,' a virtual exhibition of recent works by students in the Corcoran School of Art and Design’s Critical Practices, Spring 2020 class.
Currents of History

Currents of History

May 01, 2020
A Museum Studies class at the George Washington University presents Currents of History on May 1, 2020
Taylor Golland's Lola Costume

Behind the Seams: Theatre Students Create Broadway Looks from Home

April 24, 2020
Starting in March, Corcoran students suddenly found themselves learning from home. Professor Sigrid Johannesdottir, who teaches Theatre and Dance 1330: Basics of Production Design, created an assignment for her students that would allow them to channel their creativity in their homes. Her students were tasked with recreating a look from one of three possible Broadway shows: Kinky Boots, An American in Paris, or Macbeth.
Class of 2024

Welcome, Class of 2024!

April 24, 2020
Corcoran alumni Maria Luz Bravo, MA in New Media Photojournalism '18, created this video to welcome the class of 2024 to the Corcoran.
3-D print masks

GW Community Collaborates to Produce PPEs for Hospital Workers

April 07, 2020
An interdisciplinary team of GW students and faculty 3-D printed masks and face shields to protect health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Update from Corcoran

March 19, 2020
We are now following the guidance from the university that sets library policy and closing to student access all Corcoran facilities as of Friday, March 20. If you need to pick up anything from the Corcoran from your studios or elsewhere to do your work, please come as soon as possible. Do not come if you are sick. When in any Corcoran buildings, be sure to maintain social distances. The number of students permitted in the buildings at one time may be limited.
GW faculty gate

Corcoran-Specific Guidance for Students

March 12, 2020
The safety and care of all of our community is important to us. The GW COVID-19 website is also being updated regularly to include evolving guidance for the university community. As of now, the Corcoran administrative offices will remain open over spring break, but the Smith and Flagg Building’s open hour studios will be closed beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 13, 2020. Please check our studio pages for any ongoing updates.
On the set of “Jane the Virgin”

From Plays To Teleplays

March 03, 2020
Madeline Hendricks, BA ’13, has been a writer on two TV shows: “Jane the Virgin” and “Good Trouble." But she still thinks back to when she was 17 and had one of her plays performed by professional actors on Broadway.
Onward poster

Onward's story head Kelsey Mann really loves his job at Pixar

March 02, 2020
Kelsey Mann loves his job. He emphatically made that point several times when speaking to an audience at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

In Photos: "Inter|Sectionality" at the Corcoran

February 28, 2020
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is home to one of the city's boldest multidisciplinary exhibitions this year in "Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City," featuring creations ranging from traditional photography and sculpture to 360-degree sensory experiences involving aromatic cacti and giant balloons.
Edith Alejandra Leiva (l) and her sister Nicole Leiva (r) began selling alfajor cookies as a hobby and ended up being winners of

What’s the Big Idea: Dulceology

February 26, 2020
Business is personal for Edith Alejandra Leiva. A graduate student studying interaction design at the George Washington University Corcoran School of Arts and Design, she runs an online bakery with her younger sister Nicole, where she said family, culture and people are the cornerstone of their business.
Design textiles

In Photos: Behind the Scenes with Interior Architecture Students

February 24, 2020
How can textures, colors and furniture pieces tie a room together?