Our spaces - four students huddle around a work table in the middle of an art studio lab

Our Spaces

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.

 

Floor plan of the Flagg building


USING OUR SPACES

Please consult individual studio pages for Fall Break hours and availability. Fall break is October 21st-22nd.

Please note that using our spaces requires that you be a currently registered Corcoran student, training before use, and are contingent on class schedules. If you have any questions, contact [email protected] 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:

CORCORAN COMPUTER LABS FAQ

Studio Staff

Kaitlin Jencso is the Manager, Studio Instructional Technologist and Lens-based Media Coordinator [email protected]

Kaitlin's team includes:

Joe Bradley, Instructional Technologist -3D Fabrication (Wood/Metal) [email protected]
Caroline Casey, Instructional Learning Assistant - 2D Studio Technician [email protected]
James Huckenpahler, Instructional Lab Coordinator, Digital Studios [email protected]
Nat Lewis, Instructional Learning Assistant - 3D Studio Technician [email protected]
Ryan McDonnell, Instructional Technologist, 3D Fabrication (Clay) [email protected]
Jennaway Pearson, Instructional Technologist, Printmaking [email protected]
Paul Reuther, Visual Resources Coordinator [email protected]
Carl Ungemach, Theatre Technical Coordinator [email protected]


FLAGG BUILDING

The Flagg building front door and facade

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. 

FLAGG BUILDING MAP (PDF)


Programs Found in the Building

Studios in the Flagg Building 

Quick tip: Corcoran Hall (725 21st Street, NW) is not the Corcoran School's Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW).


THEATRE & DANCE SPACES

Building XX facade

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.

To reserve a space, please email [email protected] or [email protected]
 

Programs Found in These Spaces 

Studios Across Campus


SAMSON HALL

Front building facade of 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.


MUSIC SPACES

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).

Music spaces map (pdf)

Practice Rooms

Instrument Storage

Studio/Classroom Spaces


SMITH HALL OF ART

Front face of the 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 

 

SMITHSONIAN S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER

Front door and facade of the 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

A lecturer, surrounded by students, stands before art prints on a wall

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:

Three students watch intently as a professor demonstrates a technique over a worktable

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