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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Denise Martel Named Chair of Performance Production

Cornish's new Chair of Performance Production mostly recently worked at Seattle Children's Theatre, a close neighbor of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

After a rigorous national search that began in 2014, Denise Martel was named Chair of Performance Production in March. Martel most recently worked as associate production manager of Seattle Children...

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Women in Design & Metal Speak at Cornish

The SEGD Seattle Chapter kicks off its speaker series at Cornish with Women in Design; the next day, Cornish hosts Women in Metal from Pratt Fine Arts Center.

​Sometimes the stars just align. Tuesday and Wednesday March 25 and 26, Cornish will play host to two arts organizations featuring panels of women—and all during Women’s History Month. The Socie...

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Bach to the Future: Cornish Celebrates the Composer’s 330th Birthday

In 2010, a New York cellist became afraid classical music was dying out and struck out to the subways to try and build a future for Bach’s work; on March 21, Cornish ensembles will take part.

Birthday gifts: what do you give to the guy who has everything? In the case of birthday boy Johann Sebastian Bach, you and thousands of your friends play his music all over the world. The great compo...

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Seattle Jazz Experience Fills Cornish Playhouse

It’s spring break but it’s not quiet at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. This weekend marks the return of the Seattle Jazz Experience, which brings together college and high school bands with local jazz greats.

Started in 2014, the Seattle Jazz Experience gives college and high school bands a chance to experience the Northwest’s distinct brand of music. Since jazz has been taught for more than 50 years at...

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New exhibition of Cunningham photos shows unseen history of Cornish

In 1935, photographer Imogen Cunningham contributed a series of photos for the Cornish School catalogue. Now these rare photos will be on public display, many for the first time, in A Stitch in Time: Imogen at Cornish.

While preparing for Cornish College of the Arts’ centennial celebration last November, college officials reached out to Meg Partridge, granddaughter of famed Northwest photographer Imogen Cunningham...

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Main Gallery
1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA

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Main Campus Center
1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA

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

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

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

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

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Henry Art Gallery

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710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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