CORNISH_Logo_TypeOnly

Design

Design can make the world better. Whether it’s as a graphic designer, game designer, user experience designer, illustrator, or animator, your work can make the complex understandable. Your work can create beauty, delve into ugliness, inspire people, calm, or confront them. You can create worlds, or help us all live in this one.

Loading...

BFA in Design

What Will You Learn
as A Design Major at Cornish?

You’ll take core courses in design fundamentals. By the end of your first year, you’ll choose a degree program in design, game art, illustration, animation, or interaction design.

Depending on your degree path, you will learn in a project-based curriculum. Students will create brand identities, publications, logos, and 2D & 3D art for games, build worlds, construct user interfaces, develop apps and websites, and work in emerging media such as virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR).

You will develop skills in drawing, typography, packaging/product design, bookbinding, letterpress, and printmaking. You may also choose to minor in game art or experience design.


Cornish Design Blog Posts

Learn more from our faculty about Cornish Design and the community of designers and makers in our department (and beyond).

 

interaction design ux

Lenora St. Blog

Interaction Design at Cornish

Read more
cornish programs

Lenora St. Blog

Random Thoughts about Why Cornish Design is Better (Or: Why I like teaching at Cornish, no BS.)

Read more
animation major

Lenora St. Blog

Kinetic, Keyframe or Motion: It’s All Storytelling

Read more

Lenora St. Blog

Games of Seeing

Read more
graphic design degree

Lenora St. Blog

On Walls, Text, and Intention

Read more
ben hose blog header

Lenora St. Blog

The Invisible Journey to What Feels Effortless

Read more
Through Cornish’s Design program, I learned the importance of understanding design systems to strengthen my overall designs and projects.Kai Vano-Penaloza (DE '19)

Explore Your Major

We have learned to hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard of work than we ever thought possible.Emiliesa Lorraine Horwitz (’15)

Student Work

Design Department

At Cornish, I learned not to be afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone.Elliot Mangels (DE ‘19)

 


A fantastic network of teachers and alumni you won’t get anywhere else.Liz Holland (DE ‘16)

Design Faculty + Staff

Film

Lyall Bush

Film & Media Chair
Professor of Film
Design
Design Faculty

Lorena Howard-Sheridan

Faculty Chair, Design and First Year Visual Arts
Design
alex barsky design faculty

Alex Barsky

Assistant Professor of Animation
Design

Gala Bent

Professor of Illustration
Design
susan boye faculty

Susan Boye

Professor
Design

Tiffany Laine De Mott

Associate Professor of Design, Animation Lead
Design
design faculty

Jacob Fleisher

Associate Professor of Design, UX Lead
Design
natalia illyn faculty

Natalia Ilyin

Professor of Design and Design History and Criticism
Design

Robynne Raye

Associate Professor of Design, Graphic Design Lead
Design

Junichi Tsuneoka

Director of Foundations, Assistant Professor of Design, Illustration Lead
Design
Robert Baxter Headshot

Robert Baxter

Instructor, Design History and Criticism
Design
Headshot

David DeTogni

Instructor, Animation
Design

Ed Fotheringham

Instructor, Illustration
Design
Headshot of Julie Grant

Julie Grant

Instructor, UX
Design
David Lasky Headshot

David Lasky

Instructor, Illustration
Design
terry faculty design

Terry Schenold

Assistant Professor of Game Art
Design

Dan Shafer

Instructor, Graphic Design
Turn Raw Creativity into Real Power
Visit Cornish's 2021 Fall Opening page to stay up to date on health and safety requirements, and campus updates.