NEXT 2022


Thesis and Capstone Show

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Our NEXT 22 website has launched!

Visit for visitor information and accessibility tools.
In May, over 100 students projects will be unveiled on the site as well as a virtual tour of the space.

NEXT 2022 website

NEXT 2022

Opening Night Celebration

April 28, 2022, 6 – 9 p.m.
500 17th Street NW

For the past decade, NEXT has been an opportunity to showcase the work and skills of the Corcoran students. Held every spring as an end-of-year thesis and capstone show, NEXT gives D.C. the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art and scholarship.


Show Hours:

The NEXT show at 500 17th Street NW will be open to visitors from the public. See GW's visitor guidance for events.


Show Preview Days:

On these days, please buzz to enter at the New York Avenue entrance.

Thursday, April 21 - 1-6 pm
Friday, April 22 - 1-6 pm
Wednesday, April 27 - 1-6 pm


Opening Night Celebration:

April 28 - NEXT 180 begins at 5-6 pm, Opening Night party begins at 6-9 pm. RSVP required for both.


On View:

On these days, the 17th Street NW entrance will be open for visitors.

Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 2 - 1-6 pm
Wednesday, May 4 - 1-6 pm
Friday May 6 - Sunday, May 8 - 1-6 pm
Wednesday, May 11 - 1-6 pm
Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15 - 1-6 pm - There may be some deinstallation during this time.


Please check back regularly as these dates and times may be subject to change. Visitors must adhere to GW's event policy at Masks are recommended and sign-ins are required at the door.


NEXT Music Capstone Recitals

500 17th Street NW
Hammer Auditorium

Open to the public

April 23, 2022

April 24, 2022

April 30, 2022



NEXT Symposium

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Flagg Building
Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW

The 2022 NEXT Symposium is free and open to the public.

Join the Corcoran School for a day-long symposium featuring student research and presentations.

Please use the New York Avenue entrance upon arrival. Street parking is available. The closest Metro stop is Farragut North and/or Farragut West.

Zoom link details will be provided upon registration. The 2022 NEXT Symposium is co-sponsored by the Corcoran School, Corcoran Music, Corcoran Art History, and Corcoran Decorative Arts & Design History.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Dance Concert Spring 2022

April 21, 22, 23, 2022
7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre
800 21st St. NW

Artistic Director:
Maida Withers
Concert Director:
Hayley Cutler
Guest Artist:
Kristina Berger
Faculty Choreographer:
Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Student Choreographers:
Robin Fern, Gracie Fletcher, Valerie Pena, Shannan Richard, Paige Valego, Zoe Warren

With Guest Artist Kristina Berger, Principal Dancer of Erick Hawkins Dance Company, setting Erick Hawkins' Cantilever (1963) to original piano score by Lucia Dlugoszewski with Artistic Director Katherine Duke.

Come discover what's NEXT in Dance!


NEXT 180

April 28, 2022, 5 - 6 p.m.
500 17th Street NW
Hammer Auditorium


180 Seconds! 9 Slides!!!! BIG IDEAS!!!!!!!! In one hour during NEXT 180, Corcoran students present on a single topic, example, idea, project, or technique from their studies to enlighten, inspire or entertain. Each student has three minutes and nine slides (which automatically advance every 20 seconds). What big ideas are they taking into the world? What new perspectives? You be the judge! Prize money will be awarded to the most inspirational and innovative presenters as decided by the audience!



The 2022 NEXT FAQs page will include commonly asked questions and forms for students.


What is NEXT?

The NEXT exhibition is the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual celebration of the brilliance and promise of its students. Each degree program at the Corcoran requires students to successfully complete an end-of-year project and then collaborate with other programs to present an exhibition.

NEXT projects may take many forms—from written research papers to a series of paintings. They all represent a culmination of a student's learning experiences at the Corcoran and a glimpse of future promise. Students exhibit their theses and present pictorial and oral presentations of their projects to an audience of their peers, faculty and the George Washington University community.

NEXT began in 2011 at the Corcoran College of Arts and Design, and after a decade, the Corcoran continues to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students. Read about the first ten years of NEXT.


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See the last ten year's of NEXT exhibitions: from photos of past shows to featured students to performances and podcasts.

NEXT ARCHIVE 2018-2021

See student work, animation and scenes from past NEXT shows.