CORNISH_Logo_TypeOnly

Cornish Programs

Design

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

BFA
in Design

By the end of their second year students can choose one of three BFA degrees: BFA in Design, BFA in Illustration, BFA in Animation, and two minors, Game Arts, and Interaction 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.

Learn more about our BFA degree requirements and review our model programs/advising worksheets below in Explore Your Major.

Explore Your Major

 

 


 

Program Information

Program Faculty + Administration

Design | Film

Lyall Bush

Department Chair, Professor of Film
Design

Natalia Ilyin

Director of Design, Professor of Design History and Criticism
Design

Gala Bent

Professor of Illustration
Design

Susan Boye

Professor of Illustration
Design

Tiffany Laine De Mott

Associate Professor of Design, Animation Lead
Design

Jake Fleisher

Associate Professor of Design, UX Lead
Design

Lorena Howard-Sheridan

Associate Professor of Design, Type Lead
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

Dan Shafer

Instructor, Graphic Design
Core staff

Betzalel Massarano

3D Fabrication Resource Lab Technician
Core staff
Bradley-Taylor-headshot

Bradley Taylor

Printmaking Studio Technician

Admissions Information

Office of Admission

Main Campus Center
Floor 3
admission@cornish.edu
(800) 726-ARTS