Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St,
Seattle, WA 98121
The creative opportunities open to theater students are greater today than at any time in history. Stage, film, television are joined by web-based, immersive, and site-specific performance. You can reinvent the classics, tap dance in a musical, and take your solo show to Australia or China.
Find those opportunities at Cornish, where you can play Romeo or Juliet—or you can be the first to perform in a new one-act written by a classmate. You can record an animation voiceover for a Design student, or collaborate with Film colleagues on a web series intended to play on mobile phones.
In our dynamic Seattle campus you’ll find classrooms and performance spaces like historic Raisbeck Hall and the 400-seat Cornish Playhouse that we fill with stirring contemporary plays and musicals, improvisation, classical drama, neo-burlesque, solo performance, clowning, and anything else we can dream up.
Together, we’ll explore the art and craft of storytelling as well as the empathy and imagination that give it resonance and power. Our faculty of practicing artists can guide you to develop a healthy practice and your own unique creative process. Engaged with Seattle’s vibrant theater community, you’ll deepen the self knowledge that fosters creative risk-taking. You can walk into rehearsal and confidently access your skill set so that you can say “Yes, AND…” to any situation.
Our alumni act, sing, write, and direct on virtually every stage in Seattle, and all over the world. Recent grads are performing on Broadway, starring on television, starting new ensembles, leading theaters, dazzling cabaret audiences, making spectacular performance art at international festivals, attending prestigious MFA programs, and taking their communications and storytelling skills into executive positions at Google and Apple.
What stories are you going to tell?