Why GW Arts?

You'll never feel lost in a crowd. Fine Arts classes are always small so each student has direct access to faculty and class conversations involve everyone. Art History seminars create the opportunity for in-depth discussion and analysis and easy access to faculty and resources.

You'll study and live in the cultural and political center of Washington, D.C. World-renowned cultural institutions offer free access to museums and archives and almost any night of the week you can find free films, lectures, and more in walking distance. Behind the white-columned facade, Washington is a vibrant international city with a public transport system that can get you where you want to go.

You're ready to make a commitment to exploring your creativity and research interests within a challenging creative and academic community.

You'll receive individual attention from a committed faculty of practicing artists and scholars.

You'll have access to the resources of a world-class university. The community of scholars and peers offers a rich learning environment in which to pursue your studies.

You want to find out what you can make art do. At GW, there is a unified art major rather than distinct specializations, and students are supported in building an art practice engaged with issues in the studio and in the world.

You're ready to explore the possibilities of curating and research. You'll work with curators and researchers from many of DC's major arts institutions. You'll take seminars exploring the topics that inform their research and exhibition development.

BA in Fine Arts or Art History

Masters in Art History

Combined BA/MA in Art History

Masters in Fine Art

Presidential Scholars in the Arts Scholarship Program (incoming first-year students only)

Declaring a major or minor in Fine Arts or Art History