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Summer at Cornish places you in classes with professional artists to hone your creative skills, gain a depth of knowledge about a particular arts discipline, and — for high school students — earn college credit and experience college life!

Classes take place on the campus of Cornish College of the Arts, the Northwest’s premier visual and performing arts college. Courses vary in price from $135 to $2,200. You can receive a 10% discount, if you pay your tuition in full by May 6, 2016. Housing and scholarships are available for students ages 14 to 18.

Courses by Discipline

Art + Design

Summer at Cornish’s Art & Design program offers a rigorous pre-college program and a number of studio experiences.

Dance

The Summer at Cornish dance program offers dance training for students ranging in age from 3.5 to adult.

Film and Media

Summer at Cornish’s Film & Media program offers a rigorous pre-college intensive and courses across variety of media.

Interdisciplinary Explorations

Summer at Cornish Interdisciplinary Explorations are for students who want to explore a variety of art forms.

Music

Summer at Cornish’s music program is a series of one or two-week intensive workshops designed for musicians ages 12 to adult.

Theater

Summer at Cornish’s Theater program offers rigorous pre-college programs and a number of studio experiences.

Courses by Age

Children 3.5 - 6

Courses for Children

Summer at Cornish provides educational opportunities in movement and dance for students ages 3.5-6.

Classes are taught by exemplary dance educators who are also practicing dancers, with additional support provided by undergraduate students from Cornish College of the Arts.

Class sizes are limited to facilitate individualized and sequential instruction. These three-day to one-week intensives focus on basics for building technique and strengthening and learning about dance alignment. Dancers also explore their individual creativity through basic composition, improvisation classes and acting. Live music and the interaction of movement and rhythm is a strong component of our children’s intensives.

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Youth 7 - 13

Courses for Youth

Designed for students ages 7-13, Summer at Cornish youth programs explore dance, theater, art and design and music.

Classes are taught by leading experts with additional support provided by undergraduate students from Cornish College of the Arts.

Class sizes are limited to facilitate individualized instruction. These four-day to two-week intensives focus on the basics for building a vocabulary and technique, as well as learning to work with others in a collaborative capacity. 

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Pre-College 14 - 18

Courses for Pre-College

Summer at Cornish Pre-College Programs offers a variety of one to four-week opportunities in visual, performing and communication arts for students 14-18.

The Pre-College Programs provides an intense education for students who want to acquire and improve technique at a rapid pace. Our experienced faculty nurtures the whole student in a healthy, encouraging environment while working with them to understand and become prepared for the level of expectations at an arts college. Simultaneously, faculty guide students to think creatively and work collaboratively, so class sizes are limited and faculty instruction is typically supplemented with additional support provided by undergraduate students from Cornish College of the Arts.

Students attending the Pre-College Programs will create audition and portfolio pieces and many programs allow students to earn college credit. Cornish also offers a dynamic residential experience in the heart of the city for Pre-College students ages 14 to 18 years. 

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Adults 18+

Courses for Adults

For nearly 100 years, Cornish College of the Arts has prepared students to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. At Cornish, we believe that generative work is life-enhancing and sustaining — at all ages, and that learning is truly a lifelong endeavor. Summer at Cornish's programs for adults offers opportunities for the creative mind age 18+, including Washington state-approved clock hour workshop for certified teachers.

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Course Packages

Art and Design Pre-College 4 Week Package

July 11 - August 5

Summer at Cornish's four-week, pre-college program prepares you in a comprehensive and rigorous fashion for the real challenges of art school and college life, and you will earn two college credits. All students in the Pre-College Session will take Foundations & Drawing, Portfolio Development and Art History.

Students enrolled in the Pre-College Course Package must also take two afternoon elective courses which rotate Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Elective Courses run from 1PM to 4PM and include topics such as photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, graphic design and digital media. Students can choose to delve deeper into an area of interest, explore something new, or both!

At the conclusion of the program on August 5, 2016, students will present a final exhibition of their artwork.

COSTCOURSES
$2,200Foundations & Drawing, Portfolio Development, and Art History; Includes college credit and materials fees.
$600 x 2Per-Afternoon Elective Course *
$3,400Total

* Two afternoon elective classes required (one Monday/Wednesday and one Tuesday/Thursday) for Pre-College Course Package.

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Theater Pre-College 4 Week Package

July 11 - August 5

Summer at Cornish's four-week, pre-college program prepares you in a comprehensive and rigorous fashion for the real challenges of art school and college life, and you will earn two college credits. All students take Foundations & Scene Study, Perfecting the College Audition and Theater History.

If you are enrolled in the Pre-College Course Package, you must also take two afternoon elective courses which rotate Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Elective Courses run from 1 to 4 PM and include topics such as directing, improvisation, stage makeup and writing.

At the conclusion of the program on August 5, 2016, you will participate in a final performance of your work..

COSTCOURSES
$2,200 Foundations & Scene Study, Perfecting the College Audition and Theater History. Includes college credit and materials fees.
$600 x 2Per Afternoon Elective Course *
$3,400Total

* Two afternoon elective classes required (one Monday/Wednesday and one Tuesday/Thursday) for Pre-College Course Package.

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Auditions

Several Summer at Cornish dance and music programs require an audition for admission or placement.

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Scholarships

Summer at Cornish is committed to making scholarships available for artists ages 14-18.

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Housing

Discover Seattle, make new friends and grow as an artist by incorporating the live-in experience with your summer program.

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Policies

Summer at Cornish provides a safe and healthy environment for learning and artistic growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Check-in

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Student Conduct

The well-being of the Summer at Cornish community depends upon the good judgment and considerate behavior of it members.

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Contact Us

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Main Campus Center
Floor 7
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206.726.5148