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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President Uscher’s Remarks On Opening Of Cornish Commons

At 4:15 p.m. today, President Nancy Uscher and Capstone Development Partners principal Bruce McKee cut the red ribbon to open Cornish Commons, the latest addition to the Cornish College of the Arts' campus. Following are President Uscher's remarks on this historic occaison.

My dear friends: Today we are making history.  The new Cornish Commons is the first ground up building at Cornish since Kerry Hall was built in 1921.  When Nellie Cornish opened up her piano...

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Taub Takes on National Post, New Project

Things have been busy for Paul Taub, noted flutist and professor of music at Cornish, with a new national post with the National Flute Association and a commissioning project.

​ Music professor and flutist Paul Taub has been elected to a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Flute Association (NFA), as assistant secretary for o...

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Cornish Announces Fall Events

Fall season 2015 at Cornish features visiting artists and student performances at Seattle Center, Cornish Main Campus, and Capitol Hill.

Since opening in 1914, the Cornish College of the Arts has introduced Seattle audiences to iconic visiting artists as well as the stars of tomorrow in music, theater, and dance. Art exhibitions are fr...

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Dr. Uscher Discusses Cornish’s Many New Projects

Cornish College of the Arts is “rising to new heights” in more ways than one! Most obvious is the state-of-the-art, 20-story Cornish Commons opening August 27, but KING-FM’s Marta Zekan recently talked with Cornish president, Dr. Nancy Uscher, about the expanding facilities and growing academic programs as well as several exciting events coming this fall, including the start of a 5-year residency for the Kronos Quartet.

Cornish College of the Arts has raised its national and international profile significantly in recent years. President Nancy Uscher recently discussed how changes in Cornish’s program help prepare s...

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Robynne Raye Exibits Posters in China

Robynne Raye’s packaging class exhibition This Side Up has become an anticipated yearly event at Cornish; now she’s creating a stir with design work of her own—in China.

Cornish faculty member Robynne Raye had three posters exhibited this past May in China at the Guanshanyue Art Museum's first annual Shenzhen International Poster Festival. Shenzhen is a city of 15 mil...

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

Alhadeff Studio at the Cornish Playhouse
201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Van Vorst Plaza

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Main Gallery
1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Van Vorst Plaza

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Robert M. Arnold Building - Atrium

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Van Vorst Plaza

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Van Vorst Plaza

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

12:30 pm – 1:30 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

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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