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.
ALL STUDIOS ARE CLOSED for the summer. see you in the fall!
End of Year Studio Cleanout Schedule -- this does not include Interior Architecture studios and lockers.
April 30 - All checked out equipment due back. May 11 - Shared studio clean out. Includes flat files and storage in shared makerspace studios and classrooms. Lockers also cleaned out by this date, locks returned to checkout or to program administrators. May 16 - Personal studios cleaned out and repainted, except for students participating in NEXT, MFA students exhibiting at Gallery 102 over the summer, and continuing graduate students. May 20 - All students participating in NEXT must have studios cleaned out and repainted and all exhibition work picked up. Graduating MFA students showing in Gallery 102 will be contacted with cleanout dates that coincide with the conclusion of their shows.
All students must follow GW's Covid-19 safety protocols and be cleared to be granted access to the buildings. You must wear a mask the entire time you are in the studios and sign in is required.
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.
Please consult individual studio schedules to see availability.
Need large format ink-jet prints? Have laser jobs and 3D prints to submit to the service bureau? Submit print jobs on our new web portal: go.gwu.edu/CSADservice
As of Monday, November 8, the PaperCut portal at go.gwu.edu/CSADservice will be the only method to submit jobs. This new PDF guide makes it easy to navigate the portal and complete all your necessary print projects.
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.
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.
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.
The Ripley Center is closed to the public, but badged Decorative Arts and Design History students and professors may be permitted to enter, with appointments arranged in advance with Professor Erin Kuykendall. All students should carry their active Smithsonian ID badge and be prepared to complete the COVID-19 health screening. Students should pay attention to the expiration date printed on the badge. Questions? Consult the Smithsonian Personnel Security and ID Office.
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
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The Flagg Building at 500 17th Street NW in Washington, D.C.
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Exterior, Flagg Building
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Aaron Mancus, a dance student, performs on GW's Foggy Bottom campus.
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Antonella Garcia, a dance student, on Foggy Bottom campus.
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Interior, Flagg Building
6 of 45Lighting Studio, Flagg Building
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North Atrium, Flagg Building
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Mantle Room, Flagg Building
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Salon Dore, Corcoran's 18th-Century French Period Room
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Grand Staircase, Flagg Building
11 of 45Book Arts - Letter Press Studio, Flagg Building
12 of 45Ceramics - Hand Building Room, Flagg Building
13 of 45Ceramics Wheel Room, Flagg Building
14 of 45Clay Mixing Room, Flagg Building
15 of 45Etching -Lithography Studio, Flagg Building
16 of 45Glaze Hall, Flagg Building
17 of 45Kiln Room, Flagg Building
18 of 45Painting Studio. Flagg Building
19 of 45Screenprinting Studio, Flagg Building
20 of 45Wood Shop, Flagg Building
21 of 45Classroom - Multipurpose Music Space, Phillips B-109
22 of 45Electronic Computer Music Studio, Phillips B-111
23 of 45Percussion Studio, Phillips B-160
24 of 45Digital Lab, Smith 2A03
25 of 45Wide Image Printing Lab, Smith 2A04
26 of 45Photography Classroom/Darkroom, Smith 214B
27 of 45Drawing Studio, Smith 401B
28 of 45Digital Lab, Smith 405
29 of 45Photography Classroom/Darkroom B, Smith-207
30 of 45Dance Studio, University Student Center (Foggy Bottom)
31 of 45Hammer Auditorium, Flagg Building
32 of 45Costume Shop, Sampson Hall.
33 of 45Theatre & Dance Blackbox Theater, Building XX (Foggy Bottom)
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Intersectionality exhibition in the Rotunda of the Flagg Building. Art shown is by Asser Saint-Val, "The Philosopher's Stone," 2018. Multi-sensory interactive installation with helium sculpture,
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Intersectionality exhibition performance in the Flagg Building, 2018.
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The Clark Wing of the historic Flagg Building.
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Room 222, an interior architecture classroom, in the historic Flagg Building.
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NEXT student exhibition, 2010.
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2018 NEXT Exhibition. Student Josh Dalton’s "Dark Matter."
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Corcoran student art in the 2018 NEXT Exhibition. Shown: "For As Long As I Live, My Life is Devoted to Freedom" by Areej Itayem.
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New Media Photojournalism master's student Margaret Wroblewski looks at prints in a Flagg classroom.
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Flagg B105: Clay Mixing Room in the historic Flagg Building.
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Clean Fab Lab in the historic Flagg Building.
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B124: Risograph Studio / Printmaking Flex Space in the historic Flagg Building.
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Art History Professor Cristin Sethi's class visits the Avenir Center of the George Washington University on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.