Cornish College of the Arts

Location Seattle
Established 1914
Famous For Arts Education


Cornish College of the Arts is a private art college located in Seattle, Washington. It was established in 1914 as the Cornish School of Music. The college provides educational programs of the highest possible quality to the students in an environment that nurtures their creativity and intellectual curiosity.

The mission of the Cornish College of the Arts is to prepare students to contribute to society as artists, innovators, and citizens. It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts apart from a Bachelor of Music degree. There are year-round public programs and extension courses also available for students. The library at the college specialises in dance, art, design, music, theatre, and performance production assets.

Services for International Students

The Office of Student Life at the college provides all the necessary resources and guidance to students. As part of the Cornish Community, students can gain counselling and also have disability and diversity rights, giving everyone an equal chance to take advantage of college life.


  • 1495th in the USA by Edurank World Rankings


The Cornish College provides on-campus housing facilities to students, which is considered an integral part of the educational experience. Cornish Commons is a 20-storey residence hall, which is located just steps away from the main campus centre of the college. It has state-of-the-art facilities for students who are also given a meal plan as part of the living experience.

About Location

Located in the heart of Seattle, the college is situated amidst creative agencies, various architecture and design firms, and nonprofits. The city gives great opportunities for the artists at the college to explore the cultural scene at museums, theatres, art galleries and iconic landmarks like the Space Needle. Seattle has many public transport options, including buses, rail, and water transportation facilities, enabling students to enjoy college life.

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