Application Process

Admission to Cornish is selective. We look for students with passion for their art form and interest in developing both their creative and technical skills. Personal contact is an important aspect of our admission process. We recommend that, if possible, all applicants visit our campus and talk with an Admission Counselor during the admission process. Your visit with us will enable you to ask questions about Cornish, as well as provide you with useful insights about the audition and review process. The more we are able to learn about you and your artistic vision and ambition, the better we are able to provide you with the information you need to make the right educational choice for your artistic future. We are always on the lookout for students who are passionate about their creative practice. We look forward to reviewing your application in the near future.

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 Application fee waived.

Priority Deadline: February 1, 2016 - $40 Application Fee if you apply on or before February 1

Rolling Admission through August 1, 2016 - $60 Application Fee if you apply after February 1

Application Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • High School Transcript or GED score report
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • Personal Statement
  • Essay
  • Audition or Portfolio Review

Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Once your application and all documents have been submitted, we will contact you to schedule your audition or portfolio review. This may be completed on campus, at an off-campus location or with a digital upload. See Audition and Portfolio Review section for details.