Welcome to the Arts at GW!

The vibrant cultural and artistic communities of Washington, D.C., integrated with GW’s top-tier art events and academic programs, make the university one of the most stimulating places to learn, listen, watch and engage in creative scholarship. World-class museums, galleries, archives, and performing arts venues are just steps from campus, offering students access and internship opportunities to inform the content and context of exhibitions, performances, and public programs.

On campus, students can explore a variety of disciplines, including creative courses offered by American Studies, Anthropology, Art Therapy, Classical Acting, Creative Writing, Dance, Film Studies, Fine Arts and Art History, Interior Design, Judaic Studies, Museum Education, Museum Studies, Music, Theater and Women’s Leadership in International Arts. In addition, the entire community can enjoy the cultural stimulation of exhibits and programs at the Luther W. Brady and Classroom 102 art galleries, and Lisner Auditorium.

GW is home to a prestigious faculty of scholars and talented practicing professionals, including:

  • internationally renowned dancers and choreographers
  • acclaimed architectural and exhibit designers
  • esteemed members of Washington’s classical music scene
  • award-winning novelists, poets, filmmakers, non-fiction writers, artists and art historians