As a student in the Corcoran, you have the opportunity to use innovative spaces to create your art, both as a part of class and outside of it. From specialty studios, labs and spaces, you can explore and push the limits of your creativity.
USING OUR SPACES
Please note that using our spaces requires training before use and are contingent on class schedules. If you have any questions, contact [email protected]gwu.edu or check our techs' twitter for real time updates: @corcorantechs.
Studios will have limited open studio hours during summer break. Please consult individual studio schedules to see availability.
Forms for faculty:
500 17th Street, NW
Building hours 7am-11pm (Monday-Friday), 9am-9pm (Saturday-Sunday)
At the Corcoran School, the Flagg Building is one of our homes on campus. The Beaux Arts building on 17th Street, three blocks from the original Renwick gallery, dates back to 1897. The first phase of renovations to the historic Flagg Building were completed in the spring of 2018. The main offices for the Corcoran School, the Interior Architecture, Design and Studio Arts degrees are located in the "Administrative Offices" to the left of the South Atrium.
Programs Found in the Building
- Fine Art
- Fine Art Photography
- Interior Architecture
- Exhibition Design
- New Media Photojournalism
- Interaction Design
- Graphic Design
Studios in the Flagg Building
- Flagg 130: Lighting Studio
- Flagg B-106: Clean Fab Lab
- Flagg B-110: Ceramics/Wheel Room
- Flagg B-111: Clay Mixing Room
- Flagg B-116: Ceramics/Hand Building Room
- Flagg B-121 & B-122: Glaze Hall
- Flagg B-135: Painting Studio
- Flagg B-140: Kiln Room
- Flagg B-200: Wood & Metal Shop
Quick tip: Corcoran Hall (725 21st Street, NW) is not the Corcoran School's Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW).
THEATRE & DANCE SPACES
Our Theatre and Dance classes take place in performance spaces where you can put what you learn directly into practice. Our administrative office is located in Building XX at 814 20th Street, NW (3rd Floor); XX is accessible any day with GWorld.
Programs Found in These Spaces
Studios Across Campus
- Building J Down
- Building J Up
- Building XX Room 202 (Theater)
- Leggette Room (Marvin Center)
- Dance Studio (Marvin Center)
- Scenic Lab (3301 Pennsy Drive, Landover, MD 20785)
- The Academy of Classical Acting (2129 G Street, NW)
- Costume Shop (Samson Hall)
2036 H Street, NW (Third Floor)
Our Museum Studies program calls Samson Hall home. Here, you will connect with faculty and staff as you progress through the program.
Our Music program is practical and experiential. You can study in classrooms and practice rooms. Our main administrative office is located in Phillips Hall, 801 22nd Street NW, B-144; building hours are 7am–11pm on weekdays, 8am–8pm on Saturday and noon to 10pm on Sunday (GWorld required).
- Phillips (B-114, B-115, B-116, B-117, B-118, B-121, B-122, B-123, B-124, B-125, B-126): Practice Rooms
- Practice Rooms are also available on the Mount Vernon Campus in West Hall. These rooms are not managed or maintained by the Corcoran.
SMITH HALL OF ART
The Smith Hall of Art houses our Fine Arts and Art History programs, as well as Gallery 102. The Art History program's administrative office is located at 801 22nd Street, NW in Room 101. Building Hours for Smith are 7am-10pm (Monday-Friday), closed on weekends.
Programs Found in the Building
Studios in the Building
Smith 311: Tinker Space (closed Fall semester, 2018)
SMITHSONIAN S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER
The Decorative Arts and Design History program is located in the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center on 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 3077. Specialized seminars in the history of furniture, textiles, costume, glass, ceramics, silver and interiors are taught here.
Decorative Arts Library and Computer Lab
CONTINUING EDUCATION SPACES
Corcoran's continuing education courses, for people of all ages in the community, generally take place at Flagg (500 17th Street, NW) and Smith (801 22nd Street, NW).
STUDENTS ALSO WORK/INTERN/TAKE CLASSES AT:
Chorus America / DC Jazz Festival / Gallagher & Associates / The Kennedy Center / Library of Congress / The National Air and Space Museum / National Endowment for the Arts / National Portrait Gallery / NPR / PBS / S. Dillon Ripley Center / Shakespeare Theatre Company / Smithsonian Institution / Washington Concert Opera / The White House