The mission of Cornish College of the Arts is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators.
Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts and a Bachelor of Music degree, along with year-round public programs and extension courses.
The College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who have followed her, believed in education through exposure to all of the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curricula and community involvement today. Our holistic approach to education promotes experimentation, discovery, and innovation, giving artists the creative intelligence they need to thrive in their disciplines and beyond. We have been inspiring artistic and academic excellence for more than 100 years.
Cornish is committed to "creating a college environment that demonstrates respect for equal opportunity for all persons and the inclusion of diversity in the curriculum and in the ranks of the student body, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees."
For more information about Cornish's commitment to difference and inclusion see here.
Broadway Performance Hall: King County Metro Transit routes 9, 43, 49, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar
Cornish College of the Arts Main Campus: King County Metro Transit routes 8, 63, 64, 70, 83, and 309
Cornish Playhouse: King County Metro Transit routes 2, 13, and 29
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway: King County Metro Transit routes 9, 43, 49, 60 and Link Light Rail
PONCHO Hall: King County Metro Transit routes 9 and 49
Raisbeck Performance Hall: King County Metro Transit routes 8, 63, 64, 70, 83, 309, 577, and 578
Van Vorst Plaza at Amazon: King County Metro Transit routes 63, 64, 70, 83, 309, and the South Lake Union Streetcar
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