Find Your Creative Space At Cornish College
Explore your art outside the boundaries of your usual genre, discipline or comfort zone in a safe, professional space to create. The Arts Incubator Residency is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit to the Seattle community and applications are open to anyone age 18 and older, including professional and non-professional artists, teachers, ensembles and groups, and students. Applications are due August 21.
Cornish Alumni Stories
Our alumni are working around the world and close to home. Learn about their adventures after college and how Cornish College of the Arts prepared them for a life in the arts.
Meet Our Students
Cornish College of the Arts students use Seattle as their studio. They collaborate with visiting artists, perform off campus, and work on projects across the region. Meet some Cornish College students who are challenging expectations already.
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Our program facilitates experimentation and risk taking. You will work in a shared studio alongside your peers, and will have the option to work across print, sculpture, drawing, photography, painting, and performance. Having choice and flexibility supports a wide range of practices, and encourages you to define your interests and artistic voice. Develop critical thinking and build practical and technical skills.
Cornish Design teaches conceptual thinking, technical skills and digital fluidity. Students design in the languages of UX, UI, print, handmade books, illustration, interior architecture, objects, apparel, motion graphics and 2 and 3D animation. Part of a visual and performing arts college, our students experience a full range of creativity, and our Seattle studios involve them in a design culture with rich internship opportunities.
With future-focused curriculum in modern facilities, you’ll study video, film, and sound arts for a successful career in time-based media. You will have the opportunity to explore filmmaking, editing, videography, cinematic lighting, sound design, narrative, and non-narrative storytelling, documentary, and intermedia using a variety of exhibition formats.
The scope of Interior Architecture is truly is as broad as you can imagine. Designing interiors can include traveling internationally or working on local projects. In this industry there are no limits to what you can do. All it takes is passion, belief in yourself, and smart teachers to help you make connections.
With an equal emphasis on performance and choreography, we provide a challenging curriculum and supportive faculty mentoring to help you discover your own artistic path. Perform new works by professional choreographers as well as renowned masterpieces, while developing your choreographic voice and collaborating on creative interdepartmental productions.
With a diverse curriculum, supportive and collaborative faculty, our undergraduate program supports students who want to be music makers of all types, from performance to composition. Train with a primary teacher/mentor in weekly, highly focused private lessons while completing coursework in theory, history, rhythm, piano, and ensemble work.
Learn by doing in our broad, hands-on curriculum. You will engage in design and skill-based production work in costumes, scenery, lighting, sound, stage management, and tech production, working on crews, and building and running real shows in Theater, Dance, and Music.
Explore the creative possibilities within yourself and connect the making of theater to the world around you. Be part of a community that values you as a generative as well as an interpretive theater maker. Whether you focus on acting, musical theater, or creating original works for performance, you will study with working performers, playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and casting directors whose guidance, inspiration, and experience.