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Art Department

Sculpture, Video & Digital Media, Print, Painting, Sound, Photography, Performance, Drawing

Student-centered, practice-led, studio-based. Fine Art at Cornish offers an exciting opportunity for students to work from the depth of their chosen discipline(s), while investigating the interfaces between material, digital, spatial, temporal, and textual media. The spectrum of making through thinking, and thinking through making, is enhanced by this exciting and challenging exchange.

JD Banke, The beauty of it all is that you create your own beauty out of it all. 2013 BFA Installation. Photo by Bellevue Fine Art.

Karina Nyquist, Conversation Piece: The Secret to a Successful Dinner Conversation, 36 x 36 x 36 in, 2013 BFA Exhibition. Photo by Winifred Westergard.

You will be part of a dynamic setting that cultivates the development of intellectual, conceptual, practical and technical skills, providing you with an energetic and supportive student-centered experience. Investigation, testing, reflection, and critique are developed through both structured learning and self-directed study. It is in this context that you will be encouraged to define and develop your individual practice as an artist.

Program Imperatives

  • challenge yourself
  • structure your intentions
  • become a reflective artist
  • create a critical position
  • have a voice

Key Learning

The Art Program facilitates and supports the exploration of:

  • materials, techniques and processes
  • diverse studio methodologies
  • skills development
  • art history, theory, and critical studies
  • research and writing
  • cross-disciplinary opportunities
  • study abroad and off campus experiences
  • field trips
  • independent study
  • internships
  • platforms to curate, exhibit, screen, and perform
  • professional practice and outcomes in public contexts
Art Department