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National Portfolio Day Virtual

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a member of the National Portfolio Day Association, and this year, we will be participating in virtual National Portfolio Day (NPD) events. These events are completely online and are FREE to attend. Students have the opportunity to meet virtually with our faculty about their portfolio. Please note that admissions decisions are not made at these events. This is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with our faculty about your portfolio, our programs, and how to apply.

To learn more about National Portfolio Days, visit the National Portfolio Day website.

National Portfolio Day Virtual (Graduate)

Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 1:00-5:00pm ET

National Portfolio Day Virtual (Undergraduate)

Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 12:00-4:00pm ET


Corcoran Graduate Open House

Friday, October 7, 2022
2pm-3:30pm

 

We hope you can join us on campus for a special opportunity to hear from Corcoran Director Dr. Lauren Onkey and learn more about our graduate programs. Following an introduction to the school, each program area will host a program-specific Open House.

Following our Open House events, we invite you to return to the Corcoran Flagg Building for our Legacy Gala from 6pm-9pm. The Gala is a celebration of our Legacy: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge exhibition.

Event Overview
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Graduate Campus Tour (optional)
    GW offers Graduate Campus Tours of the Foggy Bottom Campus every Friday at 12:30pm. If you’d like to attend a tour, please click here to register. Registration for Graduate Campus Tours will open closer to the event.

    Tours will leave from the Admissions Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the University Student Center (800 21st St NW, Washington, DC, 20052).
     
  • 2pm-2:30pm Welcome to the Corcoran
    Students are invited to a gala celebrating our Legacy: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge exhibition.
    Following the welcome in Hammer Auditorium, we will break out for program-specific info sessions and open houses.
     
  • 6pm-9pm Legacy Gala (Optional Evening Event)
    Corcoran Director Dr. Lauren Onkey will welcome students for an introduction to the Corcoran School.
     
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Program-Specific Open Houses

Corcoran Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, October 8, 2022
9am-2pm

We hope you can join us for a special on-campus event to see our Corcoran spaces, hear from faculty and current students and learn about our programs! If you are planning to apply for Fall 2023 admission, you will also have the opportunity to receive feedback on your portfolio or audition in-person for our Corcoran Scholars scholarship opportunity.

Following the conclusion of our Open House activities, all attendees are invited to join our Legacy: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge exhibition performance and talk from 2-5pm.

Event Overview
  • 9am Event Check-in Begins
     
  • 9:30am Corcoran Welcome and Q&A
    Students and families are invited to an exhibition performance and talk for our Legacy: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge exhibition.
    Parents and students not participating in an audition or portfolio review are invited to take a Discover the Arts Campus Tour of the Foggy Bottom Campus led by one of our Corcoran Ambassador students.
     
  • 2pm-5pm Exhibition Performance and Talk (Optional AfternoonEvent)
    Students interested in our Studio Arts and Design programs are invited to meet with Corcoran Faculty to receive portfolio feedback. This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback before applying.
     
  • 12pm-1:30pm Discover the Arts Campus Tour
    Students who are planning to major or minor in Dance, Music, or Theatre and will be applying to GW as a first-year student for the Fall 2023 term are invited to audition for Corcoran Scholars.

    Please note: if you plan to audition during our Open House, you must submit your completed audition application in SlideRoom no later than Saturday, October 1.
     
  • 12pm-1:30pm Portfolio Reviews
    Breakout sessions by program area to learn more about your program of interest.
     
  • 12pm-1:30pm Corcoran Scholars Auditions for Performing Arts Programs
    Join us for a Q&A with Corcoran Director, Dr. Lauren Onkey, Corcoran faculty, and a GW Undergraduate Admissions Representative.
     
  • 10:15am-11:30am Program-Specific Open Houses

 

Plan a Visit; students talking at National Portfolio Day

 


PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Discover the Arts Tours
 

The tour begins at the Admissions & Alumni Welcome Center (800 21st Street, NW).

Spring 2023 Tour Dates:

Discover the Arts Tours are offered Fridays at 12:30 starting on Friday, January 20, 2023 through Friday, March 31.

Please note, there will be no Discover the Arts tours on the following date:

  • Friday, March 17, 2023

During the month of April, Discover the Arts Tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 2:30pm.

The last tour for the semester will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

 


Program-Specific Undergraduate Online Information Sessions

Our program areas offer virtual information sessions throughout the fall that are led by program faculty. Join us to learn more about our faculty, our curriculum, and program-specific application requirements (auditions and portfolio reviews). As part of each session, you'll have the opportunity to ask us questions!

Registration is required. Click the links below to sign up!

 

Art History

Art History Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Art History Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

 

Dance

Dance Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Dance Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

 

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Graphic Design Information Session (UG) - Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET


Interaction Design

Interaction Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 7:30-8:30pm ET

Interaction Design Information Session (UG) - Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 7:30-8:30pm ET

 

Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture Information Session (UG) - Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Interior Architecture Information Session (UG) - Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

 

Music

Music Information Session (UG) - Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Music Information Session (UG) - Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

 

Studio Arts

Studio Arts Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Studio Arts Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Studio Arts Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

 

Theatre

Theatre Information Session (UG) - Monday, October 17, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET

Theatre Information Session (UG) - Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm ET


GW UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS EVENTS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

GW Undergraduate Admissions has created new online resources so that you are able to learn more about campus and the admissions process, as well as a variety of virtual events throughout the summer and fall that will give you the opportunity to engage with students and staff to learn more about the GW community. To learn more about these resources and opportunities, visit the Journey to GW page.

Our GW Undergraduate Admissions team is also available to answer questions by phone (202-994-6040) or email ([email protected]) during regular business hours. Online information sessions are being posted on our visit calendar as they are scheduled.

School counselors, independent counselors, and advisors at community-based organizations can explore their visit options on our Counselor Resources page.

 

Inside GW Admitted Student Days

In the spring, join us for special Admitted Student days to experience what it's like to be a Corcoran student at GW! Spring 2023 dates and details will be announced via email to our admitted undergraduate students.


PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Program-specific Graduate Online Information Sessions

Our graduate programs offer online information sessions in the fall or winter. Information Sessions and Events are listed on each program's website. To see a list of all Corcoran Graduate Events for Prospective students, visit our Upcoming Graduate Events page.


Graduate Ambassadors

Want to learn more about what it's like as a graduate student at GW? Contact our Graduate Ambassadors!


Foggy Bottom Graduate Campus Tour

GW operates Foggy Bottom Graduate Campus Tour most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:30pm. Please click here for additional information and to register for a tour.


Virtual Campus Tour

If you are unable to visit campus in-person, you are always welcome to take GW's Virtual Tour of campus.