Animation and Game Art Adjunct Instructor – Part Time

Film and Media Department

The Film and Media Department of Cornish College of the Arts is accepting applications for adjunct faculty of Animation and Game Art for courses in storyboarding, motion design, 3D modeling, and others.

 Cornish offers majors in the performing arts (Theater, Dance, Music) as well as the visual arts (Animation, Art, Design, Film, Game Art, Interaction Design, Illustration). 

The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity, criticality, and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, criticism, participation in and discussion of the arts.

Our programs provide depth and breadth of training, freedom to experiment, and the space to develop a creative identity in collaboration with artists and designers in other disciplines

Cornish College of the Arts is a small arts college in downtown Seattle, where students are encouraged to maintain curiosity and an experimental approach to their practices. We pride ourselves for the dynamism of our community, and for our ongoing, continuous effort to create an inclusive place where diversity and equality can thrive. Our programs provide depth and breadth of training, freedom to experiment, and the space to develop a unique creative identity. Students develop healthy and sustainable practices necessary for working artists. Join this dynamic team and be a part of the growth and development of our talented students.

This position involves the following responsibilities in the areas of teaching and service to the college:


  • Teach courses such as Analog Animation, Digital Animation, Concept Art for Games, 3D Modeling, Storyboarding, Motion Design, Analog Animation, Digital Animation, Advanced Animation Studio, or Senior Thesis, in accordance with departmental policy
  • Instruct, manage, and supervise students in classrooms through demonstrations, discussions, visual aids, field trips, individualized instruction, lectures
  • Prepare and follow an approved course of study based on program and course learning outcomes

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in animation, game development, or related area, or professional experience equivalent to a terminal degree. 
  • Expertise in the field of 2D animation or CGI, relevant to filmmaking or game making
  • Experience with current animation and visual effects productions and technologies.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate teaching and mentorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA or relevant terminal degree in related area film/media production and studies and/or animation
  • Previous teaching experience at a college level
  • Knowledge of contemporary and historical issues and theory of animation and games
  • Innovative visual thinking and practices in both traditional and digital processes

Job Type: Part-time

Class Instruction: 3.00 credit classes: $131.17 credit rate/$5,902.68 (semester, 15 weeks) / paid over 4 months = $1,475.66 per month.

Fall semester begins September 3, 2024 for a total of 15 weeks, with the last day of classes on Friday, December 13 , 2024.

Application Information

Qualified applicants are asked to submit the following materials: 

  • A written Letter of Interest identifying why the position appeals to you, your approach to teaching in your field,  and how your skills qualify you for this position
  • Current CV, with references and link to your professional website, if available
  • Cornish College of the Arts Employment Application
  • Send these written (.pdf) components to
  • Deadline to submit applications: May 6, 2024

Equal Opportunity Statement

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

Cornish College of the Arts operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated with the Cornish Federation of Teachers (CFT). All faculty compensation placement abides by the salary scale negotiated with the CFT. Faculty participate in College governance via the Faculty Senate.

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