BFA Fine Art Photography
The Corcoranís 120-credit photography program is mentored by faculty who are practicing artists themselves, dedicated to the role that lens-based media plays in our contemporary society. Fine Art Photography students at the Corcoran develop artistic and technical skills in tandem, in traditional darkrooms and on the cutting-edge of digital photography and video, or with a combination of the two. Because our curriculum lets you tailor your studies to your interests, interactions with other fine-art approaches such as sculpture and installation are encouraged. The program emphasizes personal creativity, an awareness of cultural context, and critical methods of analysis. The major is centered on a required core of studio courses but allows plenty of flexibility for elective courses.
Associate of Fine Arts
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design provides a course of study for students who are highly motivated about their art education and are seeking professional development, a career change or are unable to enroll in the College's full-time BFA program. Students may attend on a part-time basis and have up to six years from the time of enrollment to complete the 60-credit degree. Students interested in applying for the AFA degree program are encouraged to visit the College for an interview. To arrange for an interview with the Office of Admissions, please call (202) 639-1814. Interested candidates are asked to call for an appointment at least one week before the visit and to mention their interest in the AFA program.
The Corcoran offers four AFA degrees:
Digital Media, Fine Art, Fine Art Photography. Graphic Design
Each program offers a series of courses in Foundation, Art/Design History, General Studies, and Studio, with required studios plus studio electives where students can pursue a particular area of focus within their major.