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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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 Challenged To Meet $35,000 Match For Visiting Artists

Cornish's supporters have been challenged and we need your help to spread the word! Three generous donors are matching up to $35,000 in contributions to the Cornish's new Visiting Artists Fund. Donate online to the program of your choice and help continue a storied tradition that brings amazing guest artists to our students for in-depth and up-close interactions through master classes, residencies, workshops, and presentations.

Alumni and Cornish supporters are spreading the word that a donation to the Visiting Artist Fund given at the May 26 Cornish Encore event or online via Indiegogo will be matched, so a $10 gift me...

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Commencement 2016 Welcome: Be Thoroughly Outrageous

In her welcome to the graduating Class of 2016, Dr. Nancy J. Uscher, President of Cornish College of the Arts, exorted them to not only be ready for what comes next, but to meet it head on, to be thoroughly outrageous in their approach to the arts and to life.

Delivered May 14, 2016 Commencement 2016 Welcome by President Nancy J Uscher, PhD. This is a momentous day for our graduating class and their friends and family! Cornish College of the Arts welcome...

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