ArtBring your creative vision to life. As an art major at Cornish, you'll build your studio practice by honing your craft in a specific medium or by exploring all of Cornish's media labs. Develop your technical skills and find inspiration all around in the vibrant, innovative city of Seattle.
BFA in Art
What Will You Learn
as An Art Major at Cornish?
Focus on one or a range of mediums including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and digital media.
You’ll spend significant time in the studio every day with faculty, studio technicians, and your classmates. All of them will contribute to your education through planned lessons, collaboration, and open studio time.
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Explore Your Major
The first-year foundation program offers you an introduction to all visual art mediums and will include electives in art, design, and film. Create and contextualize art, build vocabulary, and learn to communicate your ideas.
Art Faculty + Staff
Art, Theater, and Performance Production
Erin Elyse Burns
Associate Professor of Critical + Contextual Studies
Professor of Art History/Technical Art History
Melinda Hurst Frye
Instructor, Visual Arts
Faculty Emeriti | Art
Ruth Tomlinson, Professor Emerita | 2004 – 2020
Kathleen Rabel, Professor Emerita | 1975 – 2014
John Overton, Professor Emeritus | 1975-2014