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 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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CORNISH NEWS View More News

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Cornish Commons Tops Off

Cornish College of the Arts adds a brand-new building to its campus in 2015: Cornish Commons. This mix of residence hall, classroom space, and Student Life offices opens in August.

Cornish Commons, the new residence hall and academic building being developed for Cornish College of the Arts is on schedule and students will be able to move into their brand-new rooms starting in Se...

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Rizo Rocks Zinzanni

Lady Rizo, Amelia Zirin-Brown ’99 , is one of the best performers you’ll ever see up close—and you can be very close indeed in Seattle's famed spiegeltent. She’s headlining at Teatro Zinzanni.

Lady Rizo makes a world for you at her performances, a place of danger but offering — paradoxically — the ultimate safety. She demands vulnerability of you, and offers it herself. Give in to her c...

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Cornish Presents Continues with Pianist Dr. Peter Mack

Called technically infallible and indefatigable, Dr. Peter Mack brings his virtuosic command of the piano to the stage of the PONCHO February 22.

Sometimes you look far and wide to bring in the best; sometimes they are to be found right next door. Dr. Peter Mack is in great demand as a performer, yet he is to be found on the campus of Cornish C...

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Dance Seniors Show Off Their Style

The 2015 BFA Dance Concerts on February 14 and 21, showcase the choreography and performance work of Cornish Dance Department’s class of 2015.

An eclectic array of dance styles and viewpoints make up the 2015 BFA Dance Concerts this Saturday and next. The seniors will perform pieces ranging from modern dance to contemporary ballet, jazz and...

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Nienkämper Brings Design Star Power to Cornish

As Cornish redefines and strengthens its Interior Architecture program within the Design Department, designer and entrepreneur Klaus Nienkämper pays a perfectly timed visit.

You should have learned the name if you love design, but even if you haven’t, you know the work of Nienkämper. You've seen it everywhere. It is the name of a man and of the company he owns, a compa...

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1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA

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

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

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

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

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Main Campus Center
1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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