With its rich history, Seattle is a perfect city for an art school. Cornish is surrounded by dozens of theaters, museums, music venues, and galleries, as well as design firms, production companies, and creative agencies. With iconic Seattle landmarks, vast forests, mountains, and bodies of water as our backdrop, there’s no end for inspiration and exploration. Cornish College of the Arts is an integral part of Seattle’s landscape, history, and future.
The Cornish of today is a lab for creativity and transformation, where talented students are empowered to become artists, citizens, and innovators.
Watch Cornish Events
Cornish Dance Theater
You On the Moors Now
2020 Cornish Streaming Theater Festival
Scores of Sound
For Visual and Performing Artists
Whether you’re interested in visual or performing arts, Cornish College of the Arts offers multiple pathways for study. If you’re seeking a career as a designer, you can choose from multiple BFAs, including Illustration, Interaction design, Object Design, and others. If you see your future in the fine arts or working with film and video, you will find degrees in Game Art, Film, Animation, and Art (photography, drawing, painting, new media, and more). If you’re drawn to the performing arts, whether you’re looking for the spotlight as a Musical Theater or Music major, or you’re more comfortable behind the scenes bringing performances to life, you can focus on dance choreography, scenic design, or playwriting. Our commitment to interdisciplinary arts educational allows you the room to explore various ways of making art in and outside your major and provides you the necessary tools for a future as a working artist.
Cornish College of the Arts is a hub for artists looking to begin their journey toward a career in the arts.
What We Do
Explore Student Creations & Performances
To see more student work, you can visit department pages for discipline-specific work or dive into our archive to experience what gets made across all of our departments.
In-person instruction resumed on our Seattle campuses on August 31.
Learn about the steps we have taken to ensure your safety and continue to provide the dynamic learning environment you've come to expect at Cornish.
One of the largest annual awards for visual artists in the Puget Sound region.
The Neddy at Cornish provides two annual awards of $25,000, and six awards of $2,000. This year's open call for applications begins September 1st.
Our rigorous cross-disciplinary curricula are designed to stimulate collaboration and innovation. One of the best ways to appreciate our community is through the work our students create here.
Our faculty and staffbet356软件 are made up of working artists committed to mentorship and student support to help you along your chosen path.
As a community we are committed to evolving our arts education to offer relevant and vital opportunities for student success, including new programming and majors, exciting community opportunities, and consistent access to resources, materials, and working artists.