Bring your artistic dreams to Seattle, then collaborate and experiment across all the arts. Work with the latest ideas, techniques, and technology. Connect with a powerful professional network and a 100-year tradition of successful, path-breaking alumni. 

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VISUAL ARTS

Art

Cornish College of the Arts Art Department

Art

Our program facilitates experimentation and risk taking. You will work in a shared studio alongside your peers, and will have the option to work across print, sculpture, drawing, photography, painting, and performance. Having choice and flexibility supports a wide range of practices, and encourages you to define your interests and artistic voice. Develop critical thinking and build practical and technical skills.

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Design

Cornish College of the Arts Design Department

Design

Cornish Design teaches conceptual thinking, technical skills and digital fluidity. Students design in the languages of UX, UI, print, handmade books, illustration, interior architecture, objects, apparel, motion graphics and 2 and 3D animation. Part of a visual and performing arts college, our students experience a full range of creativity, and our Seattle studios involve them in a design culture with rich internship opportunities.

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Film + Media

Cornish College of the Arts Film + Media Department

Film + Media

With future-focused curriculum in modern facilities, you’ll study video, film, and sound arts for a successful career in time-based media. You will have the opportunity to explore filmmaking, editing, videography, cinematic lighting, sound design, narrative, and non-narrative storytelling, documentary, and intermedia using a variety of exhibition formats.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Dance

Cornish College of the Arts Dance Department

Dance

With an equal emphasis on performance and choreography, we provide a challenging curriculum and supportive faculty mentoring to help you discover your own artistic path. Perform new works by professional choreographers as well as renowned masterpieces, while developing your choreographic voice and collaborating on creative interdepartmental productions.

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Music

Cornish College of the Arts Music Department

Music

With a diverse curriculum, supportive and collaborative faculty, our undergraduate program supports students who want to be music makers of all types, from performance to composition. Train with a primary teacher/mentor in weekly, highly focused private lessons while completing coursework in theory, history, rhythm, piano, and ensemble work. Cornish also offers a post-graduate Artist's Diploma in Early Music.

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Performance Production

Cornish College of the Arts Performance Production Department

Performance Production

Learn by doing in our broad, hands-on curriculum. You will engage in design and skill-based production work in costumes, scenery, lighting, sound, stage management, and tech production, working on crews, and building and running real shows in Theater, Dance, and Music.

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Theater

Cornish College of the Arts Theater Department

Theater

Explore the creative possibilities within yourself and connect the making of theater to the world around you. Be part of a community that values you as a generative as well as an interpretive theater maker. Whether you focus on acting, musical theater, or creating original works for performance, you will study with working performers, playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and casting directors whose guidance, inspiration, and experience.

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CORNISH NEWS

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Chris Kevorkian Named Interim President of Cornish

Facing an interim period as they search for a long-term president, the Cornish Board of Trustees finds the perfect person to head the College, Chris Kevorkian.

Today, the Board of Trustees of Cornish College of the Arts announced the selection of an interim president of Cornish, Chris Kevorkian. Recognizing that this is a crucial moment in the history of Cor...

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Mary Lambert Sings Out For #HereIAm

Cornish graduate Mary Lambert ’11 has won awards for her music and for her social activism. Now she’s part of J.C. Penney’s #HereIAm campaign for body positivity.

Singer Mary Lambert turns her music into a powerful tool for speaking out about the issues that concern her. Famously she appeared on the Grammys for “Same Love,” which she co-wrote and performed...

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Research in London Highlights Alumna Bonnie Bird

The trail of the rediscovery of prominent almuna and head of dance Bonnie Bird '27-30 leads to the institution to which she dedicated the last portion of her career, Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. Trinity Laban houses the Bonnie Bird Theatre and its archive is the home of the Bonnie Bird Collection.

by Maximilian Bocek It is the world's largest purpose-built contemporary dance center and dance science facility, housing no fewer than 13 studios and the largest dance library in the United Kingdom...

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Seattle International Dance Festival Returns To Cornish

This 16-day dance extravaganza known as SIDF brings a bold mix of global and local contemporary dance artists to our campus. Don’t miss faculty member Deborah Wolf at Raisbeck Hall on June 17 and 18 and the closing weekend event with a world premiere by Cornish faculty member Wade Madsen at the Broadway Performance Hall.

The Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) returns to Cornish on June 10 with two weekends of the INTER|NATIONAL ARTISTS SERIES at Raisbeck Hall as well as other events nearby.  Hi...

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Eight Finalists Named For Neddy Artist Awards

Now in its 20th year, the Neddy Artist Awards are among the largest artist awards in the State of Washington, providing two annual, unrestricted gifts of $25,000 to artists living and working in the greater Puget Sound region.

Melissa E. Feldman, director of the Neddy Artist Awards, announced earlier this week the 2016 finalists for the Neddy Artist Awards. In painting, they are: Nathan DiPietro, Robert Hardgrave, Paul Koma...

As part of its stewardship of the Neddy Artists Awards, Cornish College of the Arts presents the Robert E. "Ned" Behnke Annual Lecture. This free event brings renowned artists to Seattle to present th...

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CORNISH EVENTS CALENDAR

Aug 4, 2016 Raisbeck Hall Skinner Theater
Aug 5, 2016 Raisbeck Hall Skinner Theater
Free and open to the public

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