The Corcoran’s Focus on Photojournalism and Focus on Fine Art Photography programs allow students interested in photography to develop their skills as well as their portfolios.
The Corcoran’s Focus on Photojournalism and Focus on Fine Art Photography programs allow students interested in photography to develop their skills as well as their portfolios. These residential-only programs carry two undergraduate credits each and offer students ample studio and shooting time, nationally renowned faculty and visiting artists, intensive supervised programs, and activities around the city. No formal prerequisite is required; students with photo coursework at the high school level as well as those with an interest in starting formal instruction are welcome.
Focus on Photojournalism program offers students the opportunity to enhance their photography skills while exploring the thriving world of photojournalism in the nation’s capital.
Focus on Fine Art Photography offers high school students an intensive introduction to photography as a form of art and self-expression.
Students are typically in shooting or in the studio from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day including weekends. Due to their intense and comprehensive nature, the Focus programs in Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography are only offered as residential programs.
CLOSING EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION
Regardless of the program option you choose, all students have their work showcased in the Pre-College Exhibition, which is held at the Corcoran’s Downtown campus on the final day of each two-week session. Parents, family members, and friends are invited and encouraged to attend both the exhibition and reception.
A HISTORY OF ONGOING COMMITMENT TO ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION
The Corcoran Gallery of Art was formally founded as a public institution in 1869 at the intersection of Seventeenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. When the Gallery opened its doors in 1874, art students immediately flocked to the museum to observe, sketch, and paint copies of the collection’s famous works.
Today the Corcoran’s Continuing Education department offers more than 200 for-credit and non-credit classes and workshops in studio art, design, photography, art education, and art history. The Corcoran is committed to making art accessible to everyone with a desire to learn, regardless of age, skill level, or experience.