The Corcoran College of Arts and Design is a private college established in 1890. Located in Washington, D.C., the college is part of The George Washington University’s Columbian Colleges of Arts and Sciences. For a short while during the Civil War, the college was occupied by Quartermaster General's corps of the Union Army. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and related fields, the college aims to bridge the disparity between different fields and prepare students for a rich career in a multidimensional society. The campus’s location in Washington, D.C. provides students with several opportunities for academic and career advancement, with internships at National Geographic magazine, the White House, and embassies. Students can also join study abroad programs, and the college has well known artists and professionals in the industry visiting often.