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Making Art in Seattle

Founded in 1914, Cornish has been foundational to arts in Seattle. This blog explores how the city of Seattle offers access to multiple artistic communities and a plethora of ways to relax, recharge, or find inspiration.

Read our blog post, “3 Reasons Why Seattle is the Perfect Place to Attend an Arts College.”

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3 Reasons Why Seattle is the Perfect Place to Attend an Arts College

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Print Lab Tech Tory Franklin: The Universal Language of Play

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From the Classical to the Cutting Edge: Interim Music Professor Kaley Eaton Embraces Music Technology in the Classroom

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About Cornish

A Pacific Northwest Arts College

Join other Visual and Performing Artists in Seattle, Washington

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.


 

Cornish Events

alumni Exhibition

Starts

14

Tuesday,
September

Lauren Koo: Alumni Gallery

9:00a–5:00p

Alumni Gallery

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homestead concert

22

Friday,
October

Homestead

7:00p–9:00p

YouTube

Details + Attend
White Eagle

Art Lecture Series

22

Friday,
October

Visiting Artist Lecture Series | Timothy White Eagle 

12:00p–1:00p

Cornish College of the Arts

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Design Talks

28

Thursday,
October

Design Talks with Heather Quinn

12:30p–1:30p

Virtual

Details + Attend

14

Sunday,
November

National Portfolio Day, Seattle

12:00p–4:00p

The Armory

Details + Attend
homestead concert

19

Friday,
November

Homestead

7:00p–9:00p

YouTube

Details + Attend
Marela Zacarias

Art Lecture Series

19

Friday,
November

Visiting Artist Lecture Series | Marela Zacarias  

12:00p–1:00p

Cornish College of the Arts

Details + Attend
streaming theater festival

Starts

02

Thursday,
December

Streaming Theater Festival

7:00p–10:00p

Virtual

Details + Attend

Starts

02

Thursday,
December

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

7:00p–10:00p

Virtual

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tiger beat cornish event

Starts

02

Thursday,
December

Tiger Beat

7:00p–10:00p

Virtual

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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.


 


 

Visit Us

See Yourself Here

Schedule a campus visit today or attend one of our open house events.

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Visit Cornish's 2021 Fall Opening page to stay up to date on health and safety requirements, and campus updates.