Everything is a discovery

Whatever your creative process, the Cornish BFA Art program will help you expand your personal practice and develop marketable skills in the ever-evolving world of contemporary art. Learn how to think through the context and content of your work to choose the materials and mediums that best express your ideas. Experiment, explore, and take risks. Fail? Try again. And shine.


Electives Time Spent in Your Major Humanities & Sciences


Our BFA EXHIBITION is the culmination of four years of imaginative innovation by graduating art seniors. The work presented ambitiously explores a breadth of media strategies and themes in the pursuit of new art and new ideas, featuring works that explore installation, painting, print, performance, photography, digital media, video, sculpture, writing, and hybrids of every sort.

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“It takes guts to be an artist. To look society in the face and declare, ‘We are not a luxury!’—that takes guts.”

Michelle Domanowski ’16

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Movers & Shakers: Anthony White is taking Seattle’s art scene by storm

Seattle Refined

Recent graduate Anthony White’s paintings sold out at the Seattle Art Fair. He’s also shaking up how art is sold with his traveling gallery show of artists recruited through Instagram.