Learn the art of filmmaking — from initial concept, to script, to the editing booth. Experiment with language, sound design, and lighting. Collaborate with peers from across all disciplines at Cornish. Contribute your vision to Seattle's independent film scene.


BFA in Film

What Will You Learn
as a Film Major at Cornish?

Our program prepares you to be a writer and director. You’ll explore the art and craft of cinema as a creative leader in a supportive setting.

Graduate with a portfolio that shows your skill in narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking.

Understand story, directing, cinematography, sound design, editing, and collaboration with a broad range of artists.

Recent Cornish News & Blog Posts

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2021 Foundations Exhibition Publication

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Celebrating Our Graduating Seniors: Spring 2021 BFA

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I learned how to analyze, understand, and execute all the working parts that contribute to producing a great film, while receiving guidance and critique from faculty with real world experience.Grace Reyer (FI ’16)

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Student Work

Film Department

Film Faculty + Staff

Headshot of Benjamin Davis, Film Instructor at Cornish College of the Arts

Benjamin Davis

Film Instructor

Neely Goniodsky

Animation Instructor

Lyall Bush

Professor of Film
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Alex Barsky

Assistant Professor of Animation
Cornish faculty, Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede

Instructor of Film
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Charles Poekel

Interim Chair of Film
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Charles Sheaffer

Instructor of Film
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Terry Schenold

Assistant Professor of Game Art



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