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Cornish Arts Incubator Residency: Now Taking Applications

The Cornish Arts Incubator residency aims to facilitate the risk-taking of the allied arts. The intention of Arts Incubator is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the program seeks to give artists time and space to incubate and begin to develop an idea, concept, or exploration. The program is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit to the Seattle community and is open to Washington residents over the age of 18, including professional and non-professional artists, teachers, ensembles and groups, students, Cornish community, and those outside the Cornish community.

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About Cornish

A Pacific Northwest Arts College

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About Cornish

With its rich history, Seattle is a perfect city for an art school. Cornish is surrounded by dozens of theaters, museums, music venues, and galleries, as well as design firms, production companies, and creative agencies. With iconic Seattle landmarks, vast forests, mountains, and bodies of water as our backdrop, there’s no end for inspiration and exploration. Cornish College of the Arts is an integral part of Seattle’s landscape, history, and future.

The Cornish of today is a lab for creativity and transformation, where talented students are empowered to become artists, citizens, and innovators.


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For Visual and Performing Artists

Whether you’re interested in visual or performing arts, Cornish College of the Arts offers multiple pathways for study. If you’re seeking a career as a designer, you can choose from multiple BFAs, including Illustration, Interaction Design, Object Design, and others. If you see your future in the fine arts or working with film and video, you will find degrees in Game Art, Film, Animation, and Art (photography, drawing, painting, new media, and more). In the performing arts, if you’re drawn to the spotlight, you can major in Musical Theater or Music.  But if you’re more comfortable behind the scenes working to bring performances to life, you can focus on dance choreography, scenic design, or playwriting. Our commitment to interdisciplinary arts education allows you the room to explore various ways of making art in and outside your major and provides you the necessary tools for a future as a working artist.

Cornish College of the Arts is a hub for artists looking to begin their journey toward a career in the arts.


What We Do

Explore Student Creations & Performances

To see more student work, you can visit department pages for discipline-specific work or dive into our archive to experience what gets made across all of our departments.



Working Artists

Our faculty and staff are made up of working artists committed to mentorship and student support to help you along your chosen path.

As a community we are committed to evolving our arts education to offer relevant and vital opportunities for student success, including new programming and majors, exciting community opportunities, and consistent access to resources, materials, and working artists.



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