In your junior or senior year, you will embark on a full-time internship with a professional arts organization or with an established professional artist working in your areas of concentration. This 12-week professional internship will expose you to the realities of working in your chosen field and allow you to begin the important process of developing your contacts in the professional world. Internships are arranged by the student, with the assistance of the department, and may satisfy up to 9 credits of major requirements. From time to time, qualified students are hired as assistants to our faculty in their work outside the college on productions and as consultants. In recent years, students have undertaken internships with most Seattle production companies and for distant organizations that include The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, The Eugene O’Neill Center, the San Francisco Opera, The Costume Collection in New York City, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Deutches Oper Berlin, and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aries, Argentina.
Alumni of the Performance Production Department have found work as designers, stage managers, and technical directors in Seattle area arts organizations. These organizations include the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre, The Group Theatre, Evergreen Theatre Conservatory, Tacoma Actors Guild, Pacific Northwest Ballet, On The Boards, Seattle Opera, and The Production Network (TPN). They have worked in such far-flung arenas as NBC Television, The Signature Theatre, The Vivien Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, The Belasco Theater, and the Julliard School in New York City; Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut; Universal Studios, Technifex and NBC Television in Los Angeles; GES Production Services in Las Vegas; The Houston Grand Opera; and National Public Radio stations in Alaska. Our graduates find that their Cornish training and portfolio of documented production work stands them in good stead even in the most competitive job markets.
Recent Performance Production graduates have been admitted to Master of Fine Arts programs at Yale, State University of New York, New York University, University of Connecticut, North Carolina School of the Arts, Kent State University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Carnegie Mellon.