The School of Art at Kent State University was established soon after the University was founded in 1910 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship and leadership.
Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of arts education, art history, and a comprehensive array of studio disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, and textile arts. It offers the only MFA program in northeast Ohio. Kent State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Located in the heart of Northeast Ohio, the university is surrounded by cultural resources: Cleveland is a mere 35 minutes away, Akron only 15 minutes to the west, Youngstown is forty-five minutes to the east, and the cities of Pittsburgh, Columbus, Toledo and Detroit offer further visual arts resources for easy day-trips.