How to Register

Full-time degree-seeking students, Faculty, & Staff

All full-time Corcoran College of Art + Design degree-seeking students are granted complimentary admission to on-site Public Program lectures and performances. Complimentary admission must be arranged in advance through the Public Programs department. A Corcoran ID must be presented at the door for admission.

For all on-site Public Programs lectures and performances, a total of ten standing room only spaces will be reserved for Corcoran staff, faculty, docents, and full-time Corcoran students. These spots will be delegated on a first-come, first-served basis—advance registration is therefore necessary to guarantee admission into the program. In the event that the program is not sold out, Corcoran affiliates are invited to take a seat.

Public Programs staff will make every effort to accommodate everyone interested in attending a sold-out program. Once all available tickets are purchased, and all ten standing room only spots are reserved, a program is sold out. Corcoran staff, faculty, docents, and full-time Corcoran students are asked to stand for the program so that all participants who paid for a ticket will have a seat.

To register for a public program online, Corcoran students, staff, and faculty should be sure to use their CORCORAN.EDU/CORCORAN.ORG email addresses to verify enrollment at or employment by the Corcoran. To register by phone or in person, please contact the Public programs registrar at (202) 639-1770, or stop by the Public Education offices.

Part-time students

Part-time students in Corcoran College of Art + Design programs and students from other institutions may purchase tickets at the student price, which is half the cost of a public ticket.

For all on-site Public Programs lectures and performances, a total of ten standing room only spaces will be reserved for Corcoran staff, faculty, docents, and full-time Corcoran students. These spots will be delegated on a first-come, first-served basis—advance registration is therefore necessary to guarantee admission into the program. In the event that the program is not sold out, Corcoran affiliates are invited to take a seat.

Public Programs staff will make every effort to accommodate everyone interested in attending a sold-out program. Once all available tickets are purchased, and all ten standing room only spots are reserved, a program is sold out. Corcoran staff, faculty, docents, and full-time Corcoran students are asked to stand for the program so that all participants who paid for a ticket will have a seat.

To register for a public program online, Corcoran students, staff, and faculty should be sure to use their CORCORAN.EDU/CORCORAN.ORG email addresses to verify enrollment at or employment by the Corcoran. To register by phone or in person, please contact the Public programs registrar at (202) 639-1770, or stop by the Public Education offices.

Sold-Out Programs

On the night of a sold-out program, one half hour before it begins, the on-site coordinator will start a waiting list. Names will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Corcoran staff, faculty, docents, and full-time Corcoran students are welcome to add their name to this list, but entry cannot be guaranteed. We will try to accommodate as many people (Corcoran ID holders and public) as possible, but entry cannot be guaranteed.

Group or Class attendance

If College department or faculty members wish to secure attendance for a certain group or class, requests must be submitted to the Public Programs department two weeks in advance. Permission must be granted by the director of public education. The department will make every effort to accommodate such requests, but permission is not guaranteed. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Corcoran staff and faculty members who wish to bring a guest(s) to the program must purchase a ticket for their guest. Public Programs will extend the Corcoran member ticket rate to the guests of Corcoran staff and faculty.