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The 2020 Art BFA exhibition is here!

The postponed exhibition for 2020 Art graduates is now live! Members of the Cornish community can see the show in-person (socially-distant, groups of five or less) from Jan. 19 – Feb. 5. There is also a virtual component that allows anyone to “walk through” the 9th Ave. Gallery.

Click below to enter the gallery and experience the 2020 Art BFA exhibition! Make sure you read Art faculty Gayle Clemans’ essay about the show and its artists (available “in” the gallery).

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Interview with President Raymond Tymas-Jones by Jon Scholes, President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association

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Cornish Art Department Launches 2020 Virtual BFA Art Exhibition

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When an Art Exhibition Opens in Covid Times

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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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Monday,
January

2020 Art BFA Exhibition: Redux

12:00a–12:00a

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Details + Attend
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Friday,
February

Tariqa Waters

12:00p–1:00p

Zoom Session

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Friday,
February

Closing Celebration: 2020 Art BFA Exhibition

6:00p–8:00p

Virtual

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12

Friday,
February

2021 Scholarship Luncheon

12:00a–12:00a

Virtual

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19

Friday,
February

Tabitha Nikolai

12:00p–1:00p

Zoom Session

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11

Thursday,
March

Uncharted Waters

12:00a–12:00a

Virtual

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Friday,
March

Amber Esseiva

12:00p–1:00p

Zoom Session

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19

Friday,
March

Inaugural Cornish College of the Arts Screendance Festival

12:00a–12:00a

Virtual

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Friday,
April

Ayana V. Jackson

12:00p–1:00p

Zoom Session

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Friday,
April

2021 BFA | Art Department

12:00a–12:00a

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.

 

It all starts
with an idea.

Design can make the world better.

We offer majors in Animation, Design, and Illustration, with minors in Game Art and Experience Design.

Back to School.
Safely.

In-person instruction resumed on our Seattle campuses on August 31.

Learn about the steps we have taken to ensure your safety and continue to provide the dynamic learning environment you've come to expect at Cornish.

Announcing the 2020
Neddy at Cornish

One of the largest annual awards for visual artists in the Puget Sound region.

The Neddy at Cornish provides two annual awards of $25,000, and six awards of $2,000. This year's open call for applications begins September 1st.

Hungry? Please enjoy some eye candy.
Take a few moments to browse our galleries of student work. Warning: You may not want to leave.

Our rigorous cross-disciplinary curricula are designed to stimulate collaboration and innovation. One of the best ways to appreciate our community is through the work our students create here.

Black Lives Matter.
Period.

Read a statement on racial equity from our President, Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones.

Plus racial justice resources, funds to support, an anti-racism reading list, and more.

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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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