Arts

A Pre-College student in a painting class

Pre-College arts courses come in a variety of topics, ranging from digital arts to traditional painting and drawing.

GW leans on the long tradition of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s creative and inspired scholarship, along with their academically robust programs in the arts, to create dynamic and challenging courses for visiting high school students.

Tuition & Fees

Program costs vary depending on whether you enroll in the College Intensive or Summer Immersion programs.

Corcoran Studio Experience

For Credit

3-Week Session: July 3-22, 2016

 

Course Overview

This intensive studio course introduces aspiring artists to the language of visual arts through an interdisciplinary study in drawing as a core class in the morning and a choice of painting, photography or graphic design as a secondary elective in the afternoon. Students will develop technical and perceptual skills that are the foundation of visual expression. Participants will hone their artistic creative skills as they prepare a portfolio for presentation to an admissions committee.

Students in this course will be required to pay an additional lab/supply fee of $90.

Additional Application Requirements

On the application, you will be asked to send between 5-8 images that showcase your work to ceadvisor@gwu.edu. Your images should be in jpeg form, 300 dpi, no larger than 900 pixels or 8MB. With each image please include title, dimensions, medium and a short description of the work. It may be necessary to send one image at a time.

Students from D.C. Public Schools or D.C. public charter schools will automatically be considered for a scholarship when applying for this course. To aid in the selection process, you will be asked to include in your 350-word essay your community engagement in the arts (e.g., Art Reach). If there are other factors you wish us to consider as we review your application, such as financial need or if you are the first in your family to attend college, please also indicate that in your response.

MUS 1104: Topics in Music: D.C. in the History of Punk Music

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 3-August 12, 2016

 

Course Overview

Rotating set of special topics lectures, including topics on American music and musical life in Washington, D.C.

AMST 1070: The American Cinema

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 16-June 25, 2016

 

Course Overview

History and criticism of American films. The course enables the student to recognize and evaluate cinema techniques, to express the evaluation clearly in writing and to understand the role of films in the context of American culture.

PHIL 1062: Philosophy & Film

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 16-June 25, 2016

 

Course Overview

Philosophical problems and theories of perception, meaning, personal identity and moral agency and their illustration in the context of cinema. Cinema and its derivatives (TV, video) as prime routes to experience of the natural and social.

TRDA 2191W: Dance History

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5-August 13, 2016

 

Course Overview

The history of Western theatrical dance from the late 18th century to the present. The major choreographers and their dance works through readings, lectures, video and discussion.

Corcoran Arts: Photography: Visual Storytelling

Noncredit

Session I: July 3-15, 2016

 

Course Overview

Students explore the power of photography to capture and explain the socio-cultural, historic and political events that shape the world.

Corcoran Arts: Graphic Design

Noncredit

Session II: July 17-29, 2016

 

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to design fundamentals and digital software tools. Students are introduced to type and image to design projects that focus on image-making and visual communication strategies.

Students in this course will be required to bring a flash drive with at least 8 GB of storage available.

Corcoran Arts: Painting & Drawing

Noncredit

Session III: July 31-Aug 12, 2016

 

Course Overview

Working from observation and experimenting with abstraction, students will learn painting and drawing fundamentals and the basics of color theory and composition.

Students in this course will be required to pay an additional lab/supply fee of $80.