About Cornish

At a Glance

Cornish College of the Arts is the premier accredited arts college in the Northwest, inspiring the highest standards of artistic and academic excellence. Learn more about our history.

PresidentDr. Nancy J. Uscher
Average Class Size13
Total Enrollment778 (2013/14)
Tuition and Fees$35,800 per year
Full-time Enrollment97%
Faculty/Student Ratio8:1
Faculty Size174
Student Origins48 States, 16 Countries
Degrees AwardedBachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (BMus), Post-Baccalaureate Artist Diploma in Early Music
AccreditationNational Association of Schools of Art and Design Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Cooperative ProgramsAICAD Mobility Program New York Studio Program Pilchuck Glass School The Film School ( Seattle)


ArtPainting, Photography, Print Art, Sculpture, Video
DanceBallet, Modern, Choreography Design
DesignInterior Design, Motion Design, Visual Communication Design
Film/Media*Narrative, Documentary, Experimental *This program is currently part of Art/Design pending accreditation
MusicClassical Instrumental, Jazz Instrumental, Vocal Jazz, Voice & Opera, Composition, Composer/Performer, Early Music
Performance ProductionLighting, Scenic, Costume & Sound Design, Stage Management, Technical Direction
TheaterActing, Original Works, Music Theater