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Cornish College of the Arts
Bachelors

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle , United States
Seattle , United States
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Cornish College of the Arts
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Cornish College of the Arts

Overview:

  • Founded in 1914 as the Cornish School of Music
  • Became Cornish College of the Arts in 1977
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Recognized as one of the top 10 art and design schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report
  • Notable alumni include:
    • Mark Rothko, painter
    • Kenneth Anger, filmmaker
    • Storm Thorgerson, graphic designer

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Over 50 student clubs and organizations, including art, music, dance, and theater groups
    • Annual student-run arts festival, "Cornish Presents"
  • Clubs:

    • Art Club
    • Dance Club
    • Music Club
    • Theater Club
  • Sports Teams:

  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic advising
    • Career counseling
    • Counseling and psychological services
    • Disability services
    • Health services
    • Housing assistance
  • Campus Facilities:

    • State-of-the-art studios and performance spaces
    • Library with over 50,000 volumes
    • Student lounge and cafe
    • Fitness center

Academics:

  • Academic Resources:

    • Small class sizes with an average student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1
    • Access to world-renowned faculty
    • Interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages collaboration across disciplines
  • Faculty:

    • Over 100 full-time and part-time faculty members
    • Many faculty members are practicing artists and designers
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Emphasis on hands-on learning and experiential education
    • Project-based learning
    • Internships and field experiences
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Writing center
    • Math tutoring
    • Language tutoring
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts
    • MFA in Visual Studies
    • Certificate in Arts Management

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Ranked among the top 10 art and design schools in the United States

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art studios and performance spaces

    Industry Connections:

    Partnerships with leading arts organizations in Seattle and beyond

    Notable Alumni:

    Graduates have gone on to successful careers in the arts and design industries

    Interdisciplinary Curriculum:

    Encourages collaboration and innovation across disciplines

Services:

  • Counseling:

    • Individual and group counseling
    • Crisis intervention
  • Health:

    • Health screenings
    • Immunizations
    • Referrals to medical providers
  • Housing:

    • On-campus housing available for first-year students
    • Off-campus housing assistance
  • Library Resources:

    • Over 50,000 volumes
    • Access to online databases and journals
  • Technology Support:

    • Computer labs
    • Technical support
  • Career Development:

    • Career counseling
    • Resume and portfolio review
    • Internship and job placement assistance
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