With a growing downtown campus located in the heart of South Lake Union as well as facilities on Capitol Hill and at the Seattle Center, Cornish enters its second century at the intersection of the arts and innovation.

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The Cornish community has been at the center of Seattle’s arts scene for more than century.  Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in art, dance, design, film and media, performance production and theater as well as a Bachelor of Music degree and a post-graduate Artist Diploma in early music.

With a growing downtown campus located in the heart of South Lake Union as well as facilities on Capitol Hill and at the Seattle Center, Cornish enters its second century at the intersection of the arts and innovation. Partnerships with leading firms such as the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) bring together scientists and artists in wide-ranging discussions.  Cornish hosts the Arts Schools Network’s 2015 national convention, Technology and the Arts, at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center in October.

Since its beginning, the college’s founder, Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today. Already this fall, visiting master artists include playwrights Octavio Solis and Steven Dietz, flutist Camilla Hoitenga and composer/sound designer Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and animator/science illustrator David Bolinsky. Annually, Cornish produces approximately 200 events on its campus, including student exhibitions and performances.

Today, Cornish students enjoy high-rise living in the newly opened Cornish Commons residence hall at Terry and Lenora. Commuter students also use this space as a launching pad to explore all that Cornish and downtown Seattle have to offer artists and performers.

Cornish is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Because admission to Cornish is selective, requiring either portfolio reviews for the visual arts or auditions for the performing arts as part of the application, a visit to campus is encouraged to learn more about the process.

Learn more: www.cornish.edu/admission