Focused on the idea of direct and intensely creative education, Corcoran offers associates, bachelors, and masters degrees in the visual arts. Fully integrated with a world-class museum, undergraduate studies culminate with an exhibition in the main galleries.
The Corcoran's vibrant and active community includes more than 600 degree students pursuing a wide range of associates, bachelors, and masters degrees in the visual arts. Undergraduate studies culminate with an exhibition in the main galleries of the Corcoran's own renowned museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, while MA candidates may produce a symposium, publicly defend their theses in our Atrium, or exhibit in the galleries.
The College belongs to the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design; these affiliations extend our classrooms, allowing students access to coursework at other Colleges and Universities in Washington and beyond. The Corcoran's career office provides support, development, and guidance, helping students secure internships and jobs at National Geographic, American Red Cross, the Smithsonian Institution, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post , just to name a few.
The Corcoran's Visiting Artist Series, in conjunction with our exciting roster of public programs open to all students, brings contemporary artists, designers, scholars, writers, and musicians to the Museums stages, podiums and galleries virtually each night of the week.