Located in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities, Cornish College of the Arts presents an exciting opportunity for personal and artistic growth for students of music, design, art, theatre, performance production, and dance. At Cornish, the visual and performing arts departments share several common features that are at the heart of the College’s mission. As a student at Cornish, you will experience supportive mentorship through your relationships with professional artists - practitioners who understand what it means to commit one’s life to art. You will also be challenged constantly to enlarge both technical command and artistic range as you work to develop a distinctive, individual style.
Jenifer K. Ward, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Moreover, the historical legacy of Cornish as an institution dedicated to contemporary expression serves to promote an active dialogue between tradition and experimentation that will inspire you to informed innovation. At Cornish, your development as an artist is understood within the broader context of the humanities, which ensures breadth and depth as an individual, as well as excellence in your life as an artist. Cornish is a lively community of artists, citizens and innovators. We invite you to join us.
Jenifer K. Ward has a background in cinema studies, particularly in a German context. After completing her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University, she taught language, literature, cinema, and cultural studies at liberal arts colleges before joining Cornish College of the Arts as Associate Provost in 2007. She is the former president of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, and a two-time Fulbright Scholar. Her most recent publication, in addition to numerous articles, essays, and book chapters, is the co-edited volume Reworking the German Past: Adaptations in Film, the Arts, and Popular Culture (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010). She serves on the Advisory Board of The Project Room, a multi-disciplinary and experimental art space in Seattle, where she is also editor of Off Paper, its online journal.
Jenifer K. Ward, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Cornish College of the Arts