Undergraduate Studies

The George Washington University's (GW) Corcoran School of the Arts and Design provides students with an unparalleled artistic experience in the nation’s capital. As a city recognized as the national epicenter for historic and culturally diverse social movements, Washington, D.C., provides a rich palette for the inspiration of thought-provoking, meaningful art across a wide variety of media—including photojournalism, graphic design, mixed media and more. 

Through its connection to GW’s academic enterprise, Corcoran students are enriched by the breadth and depth of learning opportunities associated with our programs in the humanities, sciences, engineering and business. The affiliation prepares young artists for exciting careers in today’s “creative economy,” offering undergraduates tools of the trade, entrepreneurial expertise, and a network of enviable resources and internship opportunities. Students also benefit from interaction with world-renowned artists and faculty whose influence in their respective fields is far-reaching. Get started now by talking to Admissions.





Other Arts Opportunities at GW

  • Dance Class

    GW Arts Programs

    As part of D.C.’s vibrant arts community, students at GW have a unique opportunity to learn, observe and engage in creative scholarship in the classroom—and beyond. 

  • Students throwing pottery

    Pre-College Summer Art Programs

    GW Pre-College programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment.

  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Education for Non-Degree Students

    Corcoran Arts Continuing Education offers a dynamic learning environment and convenient course schedules for students of all abilities and interests.