Kent State University College of the Arts
Kent State University College of the Arts

Dedicated to transforming lives through the arts, the College of the Arts at Kent State University is comprised of the School of Art, the School of Fashion, the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, the School of Theatre and Dance, and the Kent State University Museum. The College is also the home of the Kent/Blossom Arts summer programs: Kent Blossom Music Festival, Porthouse Theatre, and the Kent/Blossom Art Intensives.

With 2,500+ undergraduate and graduate students and 15,000+ alumni, the College of the Arts is a center of professional and artistic excellence. Students experience a curriculum of specialized arts courses within a liberal arts foundation focused on professional practice and career preparedness. Learning takes place not only in the traditional classroom, but also on stage and backstage, in numerous design labs and shops, in studios, galleries, and beyond.

The School of Art is housed in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA), a 127,000 square foot state-of-the-art building. One of Ohio's top schools in visual art, the School of Art offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art Education; B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History; and B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art. The CVA contains art education and art history classrooms and lecture halls; a glass shop; a wood shop; studios for ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry/metals/enameling, print media and photography, textiles, and sculpture.

Located alongside the Kent State University Museum in Rockwell Hall, the Kent State University School of Fashion provides fashion design and merchandising majors the chance to showcase their talent and innovation in real-world settings. The School of Fashion offers B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in Fashion Design, a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, and the Master of Fashion Industry Studies degree. The school's unique resources include the TechStyleLAB and a dedicated fashion library. Beyond the Kent campus, students hone their professional skills through industry internships and study-away options in New York, Florence, Paris, London, Germany, South Korea, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, offers some of the most comprehensive and innovative degree programs in the country. The School of Music offers B.A. degrees in General Music and Jazz Studies; B.M. degrees in Music Education, Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, Voice Performance, and Composition; M.M. degrees in Conducting, Music Education (online), and Performance; M.A. degrees in Composition, Ethnomusicology, and Theory; and Ph.D. degrees in Music Education and Music Theory-Composition. During the summer, the School of Music hosts the Kent Blossom Music Festival in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center.

Housed in the Center for the Performing Arts' 70,000+ square foot Roe Green Center, the School of Theatre and Dance offers comprehensive programs rooted in a professional model that utilizes classroom learning and hands-on production experiences. The School offers B.A. degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Studies; B.F.A. degrees in Dance Performance, Design Technology and Production, and Musical Theatre; and M.F.A. degrees in Acting for the Returning Professional and Design Technology and Production. Hands-on student opportunities include participation in 2 different production seasons; the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company; and the Musical Theatre Showcase in New York City. The School of Theatre and Dance is also the home of Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer Equity theatre.

The Kent State Museum contains important collections of fashion and decorative arts. Its eight galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers. Closely linked to the School of Fashion, the Museum provides students with first-hand experience with historic and contemporary fashions, as well as costumes representing many of the world's cultures. An extensive collection of American glass, fine furniture, textiles, paintings and other decorative arts combine to give context to the study of design. The Museum holds one of the most comprehensive teaching collections of fashionable design from the 18th century to the present.

Kent State University College of the Arts
Kent, OH
+1 330-672-2760