Cornish Programs


The Design Department guides students through the process of becoming a designer for tomorrow by introducing them to the skills and knowledge all designers need today. Students explore the different career paths of Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Experience Design (UX, AR, and VR), Illustration, Typography, Packaging Design, Design for Social Activism, Transition Design, and 2D/3D Animation.

Cornish Art Coffee packaging featuring a mermaid, designed by a student with sketches underneath

What To Expect

in Design

By the end of their second year students can choose one of three BFA degrees: BFA in Design, BFA in Illustration, or a BFA in Animation.  They can also earn an Emphasis in Game Arts or Experience Design. Cornish designers use the most current digital tools to create 2D and 3D art for gaming, user interfaces for app development, web development, and VR/AR applications. The hand skills used in printmaking, drawing, posters, and designed objects are fundamental to our programs. We want our students to be as comfortable designing in the analog world as they are in the digital.

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Program Information

Program Faculty + Administration


Gala Bent

Foundations Program Director + Studio Faculty

Jeff Brice

Department Chair

Sarah Lenoue

Department Coordinator

Tiffany Laine De Mott

Associate Professor of Design | Narrative Systems + Animation Lead

Jake Fleisher

Associate Professor of Design

Lorena Howard-Sheridan

Associate Professor of Design

Natalia Ilyin

Professor of Design

Robynne Raye

Associate Professor of Design

Dan Shafer

Instructor of Design

Junichi Tsuneoka

Assistant Professor of Design

Admissions Information

Office of Admission

Main Campus Center
Floor 3
(800) 726-ARTS