Corcoran School of the Arts and Design


Corcoran student painting from a scaffold.


The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, part of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, functions as an incubator for artists and practitioners in arts-related fields and serves to enrich students from across the university. Under the leadership of inaugural director, Sanjit Sethi, the Corcoran School provides a platform for engagement that bridges creative expression and practical application with the breadth and depth of a larger liberal arts education.

Philanthropy enables the Corcoran School faculty to educate the next generation of global citizens who are equipped to actively and creatively address the world’s most pressing issues. With your support, we will build on the Corcoran’s legacy and create an engaged, dynamic institution that is devoted to exploration, innovation, and education of the arts and design disciplines in the broadest sense. We believe the best arts and design school has not yet been created, and we are pushing the boundaries in the field through experimentation, iteration, and creative risk-taking.

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Salon Doré Solutions on Equity Series highlights the performing and visual arts as catalysts for social change.

Creativity as a Vehicle for Change

July 06, 2018
An innovative new program from GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design has a mission to showcase artists as creative problem solvers.

Gift Provides Rapid Prototyping Studio to Enhance Discovery and Creation

January 02, 2018
Support from GW Parents Kelly and Sean Domnick will allow all Corcoran students and faculty to embark on projects that emphasize experimentation, iteration, and prototyping.
Camille Ann Brewer

Museum Names First Full-Time Curator of Contemporary Textile Art

October 20, 2016
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum has named Camille Ann Brewer its first full-time curator of contemporary textile art.
Corcoran doors

Corcoran Historic Doors to be Restored

March 14, 2016

The historic doors that have graced the Corcoran building’s 17th Street entrance since 1897 are being restored thanks to a gift from American Express.