Degree Programs

Draw. Paint. Sculpt. Photograph. Document. Design. Teach. Create.

Surrounded by a range of museums, universities, and national treasures; a vibrant contemporary arts scene; and a dedicated faculty of practicing artists plugged into the community, students at the Corcoran experience art school in a way only a college of our size, caliber, and location can provide.

Associate Degrees

“I first took a summer class at the Corcoran…and had the most extraordinary educational experience I’ve ever had. For the first time in my life the answer wasn’t in the back of the book. For the first time in my life it was really in me…. It was then that I knew that I really wanted to apply to the diploma program … and I started out on a journey, the likes of which I could never have anticipated.”

– Tim Gunn, 1976;
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, 2009; Author, educator, television personality, fashion consultant