Bring your artistic dreams to Seattle. Join a supportive, high-energy community of performers and creators. Be mentored by faculty who are passionate about your work. Collaborate and experiment across all the arts. Work with the latest ideas, techniques, and technology. Link with a powerful professional network and a 100-year tradition of successful, path-breaking alumni. Make the future.

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

Our design program emphasizes on both technical skill building/digital literacy and conceptual development. An interdisciplinary focus provides the opportunity to explore the full spectrum of visual art practices, allowing students to identify and embrace their own creative voices. Cornish’s urban campus offers bountiful internship opportunities and direct access to the thriving professional design field.

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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 builds an excellent foundation and prepares you for a career in music. 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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January 23 , 2015

Cornish Presents 2015 season starts Jan. 25

Cornish's 35-year-old music series returns to Poncho Concert Hall with special appearances by visiting jazz artists and local classical musicians.

The Spring 2015 Cornish Presents music series kicks off Jan. 25 with the Ben Wendel Quartet at the PONCHO Concert Hall located in Kerry Hall. The Grammy nominated saxophonist's varied career includes...

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January 22 , 2015

Cornish Throws a TASK Party for Everyone

UPDATE! The Cornish TASK Party, the concept work of noted artist Oliver Herring, opened its doors on January 16—HUGE success.

Update: Happy, whirring, spinning pandemonium in the Beebe Building at Cornish's Main Campus as Oliver Herring's TASK Party blew open the doors January 16. With the crush and the constant action it wa...

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January 14 , 2015

Erickson, Carter Named Performance Production Interim Chairs

Ron Erickson and Greg Carter, fixtures at Cornish and in Seattle's performance design community, take over the Performance Production Department as Interim Co-Chairs.

Cornish Provost Moira Scott Payne has announced the appointment of Ron Erickson and Greg Carter as interim co-chairs of the Performance Production Department. They have already ass...

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January 9 , 2015

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Cornish

This year's regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were hosted by Cornish. Festivities include an exhibition of the high-school students' art at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

Cornish hosted the Washington regionals for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for high school students from every part of the state save Snohomish County. The students were honored at the Cornis...

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December 19 , 2014

Cornish Looks Beautiful At 100

Overlooking the formally attired crowd, all black tie and ball gowns to celebrate Cornish's 100th anniversary, graduate Mary Lambert remarked, “You look so beautiful out there."

Cornish College of the Arts celebrated 100 years in Seattle on Friday, November 14, 2014, with a Centennial Gala at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. The sold-out event attracted a re...

More About Centennial Sponsors: The Cornish Centennial Gala set new records due in part to the following sponsors:  Amazon, Boeing, Bon Appetit, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Foster Pep...

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PONCHO at Kerry Hall
710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Cornish Playhouse Studio
201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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PONCHO at Kerry Hall
710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Riverside, CA; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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PONCHO at Kerry Hall
710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Cornish Playhouse Studio
201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109