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Theater Department

Graduating Class of 2021

Click below to explore the showcase—headshots, resumes, and recorded audition materials, and read a letter from the department chair, Richard E.T. White.

Explore the Showcase


 

Cornish Stories

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Lenora St. Blog

The Lenora St. Blog is a collection of voices exploring the many people, pathways, and happenings at Cornish.

 

Updates

Cornish News

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Cornish News

Keep up-to-date with Cornish happenings, community conversations, and general news.

Announcements

Press Releases

Press Room

Find our official Cornish announcements and press releases for the community and beyond.

 

Recent Cornish Stories

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TikTok Theater: Q&A with 'As You Like For Like' Director and Writer Holly Vander Hyde

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✨#WeAreCornish: Sarah Harlett✨

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Alum Craig Olsen in BBC News for Co-Production of ‘P.S., Burn This Letter Please’

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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.


 

Watch Cornish Events

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28

Wednesday,
April

The Drowsy Chaperone

7:00p–9:00p

Virtual

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Much Ado About Nothing

Starts

28

Wednesday,
April

Much Ado About Nothing

7:00p–9:00p

Virtual

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cabaret cornish theater spring 2021

Starts

28

Wednesday,
April

Spring Cabaret

7:00p–9:00p

Virtual

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new works festival cornish theater spring 2021

Starts

28

Wednesday,
April

New Works Festival

7:00p–9:00p

Virtual

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design bfa exhibition

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30

Friday,
April

Design BFA Exhibition

9:00a–6:00p

Virtual

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interior architecture bfa exhibition save the date

Starts

30

Friday,
April

Interior Architecture BFA Exhibition

9:00a–6:00p

Virtual

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05

Wednesday,
May

Scores of Sound: A 3-day Festival of Music

12:00a–12:00a

YouTube

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film bfa screening save the date

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07

Friday,
May

Film BFA Screening

7:00p–10:00p

Virtual

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Closing Ceremony 2021 Art BFA exhibition

07

Friday,
May

Art BFA Exhibition, Closing Celebration

2:30p–4:30p

Zoom Session

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dance department 2021 BFA concert

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Saturday,
May

Dance BFA Concert

7:00p–9:00p

Vimeo

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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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See Yourself Here

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

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