Corcoran Continuing Education Courses

Corcoran Continuing Education course descriptions, costs, prerequisites and more can be found below. Previous Corcoran Continuing Education course numbers and subject codes have changed. For a full list of course equivalencies, please visit the renumbered course key.

Please note: Tuition and fees for Corcoran Continuing Education courses vary from GW tuition rates. For Corcoran Continuing Education course costs, please reference the list below. For all other GW Tuition and Fees, please visit Student Accounts.

Spring 2015

PRE-COLLEGE

CCE 1961: Pre-college: Figure Painting Section A

Non-Credit; 10 Sessions 
Tuition: $500 
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is designed for students planning to study fine arts at the college level, as well as for those who simply have an interest in painting. Working from observation and experimenting with abstraction, students will learn painting fundamentals and the basics of color theory and composition. Subject matter will include both nude and draped models. Students will be introduced to various materials, mediums, and techniques. Group and individual critiques will take place throughout the course. Note this course is restricted to high school students ages 16 -18. To enroll, visit www.precollege.gwu.edu.

CERAMICS

CCE 1825: Introduction to the Wheel Section A

Non-Credit; 14 Sessions 
Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Students will be introduced to using the wheel to create functional pottery. The class will cover wedging, throwing, trimming, and glazing for simple forms. Assignments will explore the poetic presence that results from the character of clay, the manipulation of form, and the qualities of glazed surfaces. Weekly assignments will focus upon bowls and vertical forms with a focused glazing/slipping palette.

CCE 2825: Intermediate Wheel Throwing Section A

Non-Credit; 14 Sessions 
Tuition: $750 
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

While being assisted in their efforts to enhance their throwing skills, students will be encouraged to explore a wide range of decorative techniques, both in the forms they produce and texturing and color treatments applied to those forms. Methods useful in the throwing of large forms will also be explored as will possibilities of combining thrown shapes to create larger vessel or sculptural forms. Students should enter with basic pottery and ceramics skills.

DRAWING

CCE 1485: Figure Drawing Short Course Section A

Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $350
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course will focus on drawing from live models during each session, working primarily with black and white materials. Students will learn how to capture the pose with quick gestures, to develop a quality of line with contours, and to become familiar with proportions by measuring and foreshortening. Short drills lead to long poses and the development of more complete, detailed drawings of the human form.

CCE 1420: Introduction to Drawing Section A 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750                 
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

For beginners and students who want to improve their skills, this course emphasizes gesture, line, proportion, perspective, mass, volume, value, tone and shading. Working with conté crayon, graphite, pen and ink wash, and an assortment of papers, students will study the figure, still life, and subjects of individual choice. Students are provided with a strong foundation for more advanced classes.

CCE 2420: Intermediate Drawing Section A 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750                 
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Students will develop drawing skills and explore a wider range of materials related to drawing through still life, landscape, and the model. This course is for students with basic drawing skills.

CCE 1422: Academic Drawing:  Still Life, Portrait & Figure

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750                 
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course incorporates traditional methods of studying drawing used by the European art academies for centuries. Structurally, the course consists of several long-term assignments such as still life, portrait, and figure. The emphasis is on tonal drawing, which teaches students to see relationships between the most complex characteristics of the form and corresponding tonal values of the materials used. This type of drawing is very beneficial to painters, since the result is very close to the grisaille technique in painting. Please contact ceadvisor@gwu.edu before registering for this course.

PAINTING

CCE 1182: Painting Short Course Section A

Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $350
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is appropriate for all skill levels. Beginners will learn the basics, and more advanced students will progress on an individual basis. This course covers composition, color theory and canvas preparation.

CCE 1185: Non-Traditional Watercolors

Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $350
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course introduces students to a fresh approach to using watercolor as a flexible and erasable medium. The class will also cover color mixing, new surfaces for watercolor and techniques for layering imagery. Previous drawing or painting experience recommended.

CCE 1120: Introduction Painting Section A 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is for all skill levels. Beginners will learn the basics, and more advanced students will progress on an individual basis. This course covers composition, color, and canvas preparation.

CCE 2120: Intermediate Painting Section A 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course will review the fundamentals of painting and focus on individual development of style, technique, and direction. With the instructor's guidance, students will explore their personal visions and examine the historical and contemporary context of individual work. Class critiques and discussions will help students gain a better understanding of the painting process and increase their ability to express visual concepts. Students may work in oil or acrylic paint. This course is for intermediate and advanced students.

CCE 2122:  Abstract Painting Section B

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course explores the concepts and meanings of abstraction and their relevance in today's world. Students will draw on imagery from nature and the visible world, personal experience, ideas, dreams, and the history of abstract painting. No painting or drawing experience required.

CCE 3220: Advanced Abstract Painting Section A

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Both individual and group critiques will be provided, with emphasis on the development of personal attitudes and approaches to painting. Out-of-class work will be encouraged and critiqued in relation to in-class work. This course is designed for intermediate students.

CCE 3220: Advanced Abstract Painting Section B 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Both individual and group critiques will be provided, with emphasis on the development of personal attitudes and approaches to painting. Out-of-class work will be encouraged and critiqued in relation to in-class work. This course is designed for intermediate students.

INTERIOR DESIGN

CCE 1586: In My Home Section A 

Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $350
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

For the aspiring non-professional, this course focuses on the basic elements of interior design. A simplified approach to the principles of design in a residential interior allows students the opportunity to explore interior design within the context of their own homes.

CCE 1585: Colors in Interiors Section A 

Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $350
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Preparing a cohesive color palette in the home is a challenging task, particularly when rooms are renovated over a period of time. This seminar will provide the student with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of color application, as well as the skills necessary to refine their design strategy as their design needs change.

JEWELRY

CCE 1200: Introduction to Jewelry I Section A 

1.5 credits; 7 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course will provide students with the basic skills needed to design and fabricate their own jewelry. Students will become familiar with the safety, use, and maintenance of studio equipment and hand tools. This course will cover piercing, filing, finishing, soldering, forming, and basic embellishment techniques, as well as simple clasps.  It is designed for beginning students or those seeking to sharpen technical skills. Please see materials list for further information.

CCE 1224: Connections: Chains Section A

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

In this course, students design and create handmade chains, essential components of many types of jewelry. Students learn design principles of linkage systems and are instructed in several technical processes, including how to fuse and solder links and how to make jump rings, woven chains, and chains with hollow elements.

CCE 1210: Introduction to Jewelry II Section A 

1.5 credits; 7 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course will continue to improve on the basic skills and introduce more techniques used in basic jewelry creation. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal design vocabulary and to broaden their definition of jewelry. Topics examined will include more clasps, introduction to wax carving and basic stone setting, and surface treatments. This course is designed for the advanced beginner and intermediate students. Students must purchase a tool kit if they do not already own the required tools. Please see materials list  for further information.

CCE 2221: Advancing Your Skills Section A

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This class is for students of all skill levels who are looking for an opportunity to perfect and practice skills already learned in conjunction with creating their own designs and directing their own projects. Technical and design assistance will be given by the instructor, and students will work with the instructor to create a personal syllabus for the class. Please contact ceadvisor@gwu.edu before registering for this course.

CCE 2220: Intermediate Jewelry Section A 

1.5 credits; 7 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Focusing on individual artistic development as well as more advanced metalworking techniques, this course provides an opportunity for students to integrate their design sense into more conceptual projects. Technical topics to be covered include more advanced surface embellishment techniques, wire construction, fold forming, fusing, and more advanced mechanisms. This course teaches intermediate level skills and is designed for students with previous jewelry experience.

CCE 3200: Advanced Jewelry Section A 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course culminates the general jewelry class offerings and is designed for advanced students. Students design and create a portfolio of work around a central theme or theory using all the skills developed in lower-level courses.

SCREENPRINTING

CCE 1300: Introduction to Screenprinting Section A 

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Students will use the latest in water-based ink technology in a variety of techniques for stencil making suited specifically to the screenprinting medium. Substantial independent work is possible for advanced students.

CCE 2328: Between Paint & Print

1.5 credits; 14 Sessions
Credit Tuition: $1,500 / Non-Credit: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is an opportunity for painters to explore the possibilities and potential of integrating screenprinted imagery, textures, and ideas into painting as unique works or as serial projects. Students will explore ways to incorporate printed images directly into the painted surface, working with printing inks, resists, and adhesives to alter and organize the paint.

PHOTOGRAPHY

CCE 1789: Digital Photography Basics Section A 

Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $350
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is designed for digital camera newcomers who want to develop photographic skills, enhance pictures on the computer, and make digital prints. The curriculum introduces students to concepts in digital imaging and features of the digital camera.  Students will learn about and practice shooting in aperture and shutter priority modes under different lighting conditions. Composition, depth of field, motion, raw file format, storage issues and color management concepts will be discussed. Basic methods of image enhancement using Adobe Photoshop are demonstrated and applied in preparing pictures for printing. Assignments will be reviewed on technical and aesthetic criteria.

SCULPTURE

CCE 2625: Introduction to Metal Sculpture Section A 

Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is designed for beginning students and will explore welding, cutting, bending, and fastening a variety of metals. Oxyacetylene and MIG welders, cutting saws and shears, and the bending brake will be introduced. Students will construct sculpture projects of their own design.

CCE 2341: Woodworking & Furniture Design Section A 

Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is designed for students with an interest in woodworking and furniture design. The fundamentals of both traditional and contemporary design are explored. From chairs to tables to a variety of cabinetry, students will have the ability to construct a work of their own design. Over the course of the semester, students will work with the instructor on the design and building of a piece of furniture. Instruction in the usage and techniques of both machine and hand tools are covered in conjunction with the execution of the finished piece. Beginning with sketches, students will explore design and materials, fabricate models, and generate construction drawings, with a goal of fabricating and completing their own project. As different projects progress, tutorials on new techniques will be explained and applied.

CCE 2635: Intermediate Woodworking & Furniture Design Section A 

Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

In this intermediate course students expand on introductory skills and techniques and will construct a work of their own design. From chairs and tables to a variety of cabinetry, students will have the ability to construct a work of their own design. Over the course of the semester, students will work with the instructor to design and build a piece of furniture. Instruction in the usage and techniques of both machine and hand tools are covered in conjunction with the execution of the finished piece. As different projects progress tutorials on new techniques will be explained and applied.

CCE 3635: Advanced Woodworking & Furniture Design Section A 

Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $750
Program/lab fee: $60 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course explores the fundamentals of both traditional and contemporary design. From chairs to tables to a variety of cabinetry, students will have the ability to construct a work of their own design. Over the course of the semester, students will work with the instructor on the design and building of a piece of furniture. Instruction in the usage and techniques of both machine and hand tools are covered in conjunction with the execution of the finished piece. Beginning with sketches, students will explore design and materials, fabricate models, and generate construction drawings, with a goal of fabricating and completing their own project. As different projects progress, tutorials on new techniques will be explained and applied. This course is designed for students with experience in woodworking and furniture design.

 

Corcoran Continuing Education

As of Fall 2014, Corcoran Continuing Education courses are part of The George Washington University Office of Non-Degree Students. These courses are available to all non-degree students at the University. All students wishing to enroll in these courses, who are not in an existing GW degree or certificate program, including students who have previously taken courses at Corcoran must first apply to be a non-degree student prior to registration in these or any GW courses.

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Eligibility

Corcoran Continuing Education courses are only available to non-degree students, which includes students currently enrolled in a Corcoran Continuing Education Certificate program. Students who are currently pursuing a degree at The George Washington University are not eligible to enroll in Corcoran Continuing Education courses. To obtain non-degree status, students must be in good standing at their home institution. Additionally, international students whose native language is not English or whose citizenship is form a country where English is not the official language must additionally submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Full non-degree eligibility details can be found on our Take a Class page.

Application and Registration

Once you are ready to apply to become a non-degree student and/or register for courses, visit our Non-Degree Enrollment Page.

Withdrawals & Refunds

Semester tuition charges and fees for authorized withdrawals and changes in schedules will be refunded based upon the University Refund Policy. Exceptions to the University refund policy may be petitioned under the following circumstances:

  1. Medical emergency (hospitalization or major medical condition). Written documentation from a physician will be required (ex. Date originally seen, diagnosis, prognosis).
  2. Death of a "close family" member. "Close family" is limited to the student's parents; spouse; same-sex domestic partner; children of the student; grandparents and grandchildren of the student. Official written documentation will be required.
  3. A call to military duty. Written documentation will be required.

Tuition will be refunded according to University refund policies for reasons such as business travel, minor illness or injury, or workload increase.

In no case will tuition be reduced or refunded because of absence from classes.

Corcoran Continuing Education Certificates

GW welcomes current Corcoran Continuing Education Certificate students to the University. This program is not accepting new students, but current students will be advised, and provided course options to complete their current certificate studies. Due to the availability of classes relevant to these programs, certificate students must maintain continuous enrollment in coursework in order to complete their program successfully, and may have earlier program completion deadlines. For more information on your program or for advising, please contact ceadvisor@gwu.edu.

Pre-College Programs

Information on Pre-College offerings for Spring and Summer 2015 will be available in late fall. For more information, please visit www.precollege.gwu.edu.

Policies and Resources

As part of the transition, Corcoran Continuing Education students will be subject to existing GW policies. 

Tuition Remission and Discounts: As of Fall 2014, all students, staff and faculty enrolled in Corcoran Continuing Education, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design or other GW courses will pay for the course in accordance with department, school and human resources tuition rates and policies. Faculty and staff should confirm their eligibility for benefits with the Faculty & Staff Services Center and Human Resources Operations office, 202-994-8500.

For more information on GW policies, please visit Non-Degree Enrollment Steps, as well as the GW resources below.

Campuses

Downtown Campus
500 17th Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-4804

Georgetown Campus
1801 35th Thirty-fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

For information on degree programs in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, please visit their website.

Contact

For more information on Corcoran Continuing Education courses, certificates, or advising, please contact ceadvisor@gwu.edu or (202) 298-2542. For other inquiries, please contact onds@gwu.edu or 202-994-1972.

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