Are you our next storyteller?

The Cornish BFA Theater program provides a home for ambitious artists who want to extend the boundaries of storytelling, bringing the work of great playwrights—and also your own—to vibrant life. Whatever your passion, our faculty of working theater artists will help you develop your unique, creative voice within a healthy, sustainable practice.


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“The more I learned about Cornish, the more the college felt like a collision of my passions. Cornish provided a platform to explore directing, writing, leadership, and acting with equal engagement.”

Courtney Sale ’01 Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theatre

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Cornish in the News

Cornish College reduces tuition 20 percent


​Corinne Wheeler was on the bus commuting to the Cornish College of Arts when she opened her email and got the news: her tuition would be 20 percent cheaper next year.

“I was like, oh my god,” she said. “I was in shock. I sent a screenshot to my parents ... and they were freaking out about it.”

Cornish is now among an increasing number of private colleges and liberal arts schools that aren’t just freezing their tuition rates, but reducing them all together.

‘Richard III’ stars Sarah Harlett as the power-mad tyrant

City Arts

Featured on the front cover and in the lead story of the September issue, this production stars Theater alum and faculty member Sarah Harlett as Richard III. Also in the production is graduate Yadira Duarte ‘15.