On July 1, 2017, The Department of Fine Arts and Art History officially joined the Corcoran School of Arts & Design within Columbian College, reorganizing into the Art History Program and Studio Arts Program. These programs, along with Theatre & Dance, Music, Museum Studies, Interior Architecture, and Design, make a school which seeks to interweave creative expression, performance, art theory, design, and history. The Corcoran challenges our students to think beyond the classroom and to interpret the arts within a broader visual culture, treating the classroom as a testing ground for their ideas. The strong partnership between Studio Arts and Art History continues to advance a critical approach, which is grounded in both contemporary and historical concerns. 

As the transition into the new Corcoran School continues in the summer and fall of 2017, please stay tuned for an updated and re-designed website which will more fully reflect our new role within the Corcoran.

Undergraduate and graduate students within the Corcoran's Studio Arts and Art History Programs enjoy a wide range of options for studying the visual and creative arts and for developing visual literacy as well as critical, analytic, and research skills. Studio Arts and Art History offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Fine Arts and in Art History, or the intensive Bachelor of Fine Arts Program Art History. The Studio Arts Program also offers a Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism, as well as a Master of Fine Arts. The Art History Program continues to offer the Master of Arts in Art History. Several combined degrees are available as well, allowing students to pursue their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in an accelerated program. 

For More Info:

Phone: 202.994.6085
Art History - cahist@gwu.edu
tudio Arts - csarts@gwu.edu