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Non-Degree Programs

Corcoran Arts Continuing Education and Pre-College Programs are housed under GW’s Office of Summer and Non-Degree Programs, making art accessible to everyone with a desire to explore and learn. Corcoran Arts Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit art courses for adults of all ages throughout the year. Pre-College programs are open to high school students during the summer months.

Corcoran Arts Continuing Education

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Non-degree students of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in classes in ceramics, digital media design, drawing, interior design, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking and more.

Corcoran Arts Continuing Education courses allow students to brush up on basics, develop further expertise or just have fun. Afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available to work around your schedule. Courses are taught by leading professionals in their fields, and are available during winter, spring and summer semesters.


Pre-College Program

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GW Pre-College features summer programs that allow high school students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. Pre-College arts courses come in a variety of topics, ranging from digital arts to traditional painting and drawing.

Our courses lean on the long tradition of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s creative and inspired scholarship, along with their academically robust programs in the arts, to create dynamic and challenging courses for visiting high school students.

Top-tier faculty guide, inspire, and empower students through immersive programs that allow students to refine their skills and build their portfolio.

To learn more about available programs, visit the Pre-College page.