Artists engage the world through conventional and unconventional means, to document the news of the day, to convey the emotion of another human being, to access unknown worlds and new adventures and even to alter our viewpoint, our space. At the Corcoran College of Art + Design, you will have the opportunity to study those who have challenged complacency with their own work and the ability to create your own path of self-expression and exploration.

Grounded in a long tradition of excellence in education, the Corcoran provides an intimate learning experience that balances the rigors of academic studies with opportunities for independent study. At the heart of your Corcoran experience is our renowned faculty, including some of the most active, cutting-edge artists, designers and photographers in the country.

Undergraduate Portfolio RequirementsEdit

B.F.A. in Fine Art: A portfolio consisting of approximately 20 pieces, 6-10 pieces of those being representational work.

B.F.A. in Photography: Portfolio should consist of 15 to 20 black and white prints.

B.F.A. in Photojournalism: A portfolio consisting of 15 to 20 black and white prints is required.

B.F.A. in Digital Media Design: A portfolio consisting of approximately 20 pieces, 6-10 of those being representational work.

Graduate Portfolio RequirementsEdit

Corcoran's Graduate Programs do not require a portfolio for admission.

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