Finding Presence – Cornish College of the Arts Theater Department

Based in Seattle, Washington, Cornish College of the Arts is dedicated to providing the highest quality education to aspiring artists from all backgrounds and walks of life. With a holistic approach and emphasis on professional preparedness, students can develop their personal artistic voice and style through taking risks within a safe environment. For acting students who are seeking to deepen their creative skills and talents, look no further than Cornish College of the Arts, whose mission is truly felt by each and every student:

Michael Wiles

Michael Wiles

“The Cornish Theater Department’s mission is to help students develop their own creative voice within the broad and embracing art form that is the theater, and to actively connect their work with the world around them.”

Theater students enrolled in the Cornish College of the Arts Theater Department can expect to hone skills and create a riveting theater experience. Students will engage in classes that include the development of storytelling in a variety of mediums, collaborative interdisciplinary ventures including digital and film performances, and technical education and intellectual development. Students will work with a variety of faculty members to identify a concentration in acting, musical theater, or original works.

Cornish College of the Arts Theater Department takes pride in producing top-quality artists whose greatest wish is to portray the humanity in all of its depth, quirks, and vibrancies. Keep a lookout for upcoming performances led both by students and faculty at

Michael Wiles, Musical and Casting Director at a variety of theaters in the Sacramento area, is a proud alumnus of the Cornish College of the Arts Theater Department.


About Michael Wiles

Michael Wiles lives in Sacramento, California and works in the theatre production industry. He has worked for many years as both an actor and a musical director until he was recently able to take the position he desires most: casting director. As a casting director, he has the opportunity to bring in talent and choose the direction of a production like never before.
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