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The Corcoran College of Art and Design

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If you are going to go to aQuite BrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
If you are going to go to a art school, though I highly recommend you go for a proper Bachelors degree in another more sustainable field and maybe take some art classes, I would highly suggest going to a much more proactive and up-to-date college with the latest technology, resources and studio space. Also, if you do go here, i HIGHLY recommend that you be proactive in getting internships, and network with people for jobs, because this school WILL NOT prepare you for what is to come after you graduate.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2008
Surrounding City: A, Campus Aesthetics: F
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The Corcoran recently was involved in big controversyQuite BrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
The Corcoran recently was involved in big controversy over whether they would sell the historic landmark building, which they managed to save- unfortunately what they didn't deal with is the substance of the school.Do not go here if you are into painting, drawing, sculpture, illustration, or anything involving "making stuff". There are literally hundreds of better schools for that. Dont buy the hype about small classes. Here it is a nightmare because of how small the pool of staff is. There is almost zero diversity of opinion. Cult of personality swarms around certain students, and staff. This leads to a lot of people patting themselves on the back, and alot of subpar work being made. It is easy enough to be the big fish in a small fishbowl. Also the studio setup becomes a nightmare for fine arts students when one of the 30 or so kids has psychiatric issues, or serious substance abuse problems. Both of these problems occurred while I was there. It led to a miserable experience making stupid and extremely expensive projects, in an uncomfortable atmosphere, where the setting felt like that of a group home/mental hospital instead of an serious art school. Unfortunately most of the students have no frame of reference to compare against so they think everything is just awesome.I left for another school, and I can say with out any doubt the Corcoran is not a good school
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: B+, Education Quality: F
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The teachers talk so much about their personalArt & Design Department
The teachers talk so much about their personal life, I bet I can give you a biography on each teacher in the school.

The teachers love to talk about sports, their families, their dating life, and their taste in clothes.

Schools like Corcoran are the reason why people think art school is a bunch of bologna and not a "real" school.Avoid this school at all costs if you want any type of education!

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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