Cornish Campus

Cornish Campus

Cornish College of the Arts' campus is located in the three vibrant Seattle neighborhoods: South Lake Union/Denny Regrade, Capitol Hill, and Seattle Center/Queen Anne. The newest addition to campus is the residence hall, which will become the Cornish Commons starting in September 2015, housing students from Cornish and nearby City University of Seattle as well as providing new offices and classroom space.

The Cornish campus locations are surrounded by dozens of theaters, museums, music venues, and galleries; iconic Seattle landmarks like the Space Needle; the national headquarters for some of the country's fast-expanding tech corporations; and, of course, many coffeehouses.


Main Campus Center

As its name implies, the Main Campus Center (MCC) is the centerpiece for a group of eight buildings in the neighborhood that now make up the Cornish Main Campus. It houses the College's administrative offices, the Admission Office, and the offices of the Theater, Performance Production, and Art, Design, and Film + Media. Also in the MCC are the Cornish Main Gallery, the Alumni Gallery, Nellie's Cafe, and several floors of studios.

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Raisbeck Performance Hall

Raisbeck Performance Hall, with its Ned & Kayla Skinner Theater, is the principal performance venue at Cornish’s Main Campus in downtown Seattle. This historic building turns 100 in 2015.

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Kerry Hall

The original Cornish School building built by Nellie Cornish in 1921, today's Kerry Hall houses the Dance and Music departments. Off the tree-shaded courtyard on the east side of the building is the entrance to the 200-seat PONCHO Concert Hall.

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The Annex

The Annex sits next to Raisbeck Performance Hall, and houses classrooms and design studios for the Performance Production Department.

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Notion Building

The Notion Building contains the offices of the Humanities & Sciences Department, the Main Campus’ principal lecture hall, and a large studio. With two undeveloped floors of 7200 square feet a piece, Notion represents a major part of Cornish’s expansion at the Main Campus.

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9th Avenue Studios

The 9th Avenue Studios are in a building leased by Cornish about half a mile from the Main Campus. The studios are home to several rehearsal rooms and a performance venue through the end of the 2014-15 academic year.

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Centennial Lab

On the same Main Campus block as Raisbeck Hall and the Annex, the Centennial Lab contains Art Department facilities, including senior studios, the L-Gallery and a smaller student-curated gallery. The Centennial Lab is the focus of a capital campaign to renovate the facility.

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Cornish Playhouse

The Cornish Playhouse is operated by Cornish College of the Arts as its most high-profile venue, presenting to the public a full range of professional and student performing arts productions. In its 440-seat main auditorium, its Studio theater and its generous forecourt and lobby, Cornish and its professional partners offer rich experiences not only in theater but also in dance, music and the visual arts.

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Cornish Commons at 9th Ave

The current Cornish Commons holds a spacious movement studio on its ground floor and a computer lab and offices on its second floor. Students can also tour a model room here for the new Cornish Commons residence hall coming in September 2015. In June 2015, a new name will be announced for this space.

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Beebe Building

The Beebe Building is used for movement classes, meetings, and exhibitions. The College has access to the ground floor of the Beebe Building, a pleasing, open space with a high ceiling and polished wood floors.

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