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Plan a visit to one of our four schools in the College of the Arts:

Fashion School

A Fashion School Prospective Day is offered for high school juniors, seniors and college transfer students interested in either the fashion design or fashion merchandising major. It offers attendees a group informational session presented by the fashion school advisors, a self-guided tour of the building and facilities, and an opportunity to visit the fashion library and KSU Museum.

Please register for one of the Fashion School Prospective Days listed below.

Date Time Register
June 16 2 - 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 16th Prospective Day
Aug. 11 2 - 3:30 p.m. Register for the August 11th Prospective Day

Location: Murphy Auditorium Rockwell Hall Auditorium, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH, 44242

Event Contact: Leann Starlin Nilsson, Director, Academic Recruitment & Retention,, 330-672-8392


The School of Art Tour Day includes a presentation about the majors in the School of Art (Studio Art, Art History and Art Education) as well as information about study abroad opportunities, faculty mentoring and professional academic advising, scholarships and more. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet the director of the School of Art, the professional academic advisor and current art students for a question-and-answer session. The guided walking tour of the new Center for the Visual Arts is about 45 minutes and will offer prospective students and their families an opportunity to see the new studio facilities, classroom spaces and other student meeting and work areas.

All those who have registered should meet in room 241 of the Center for the Visual Arts a few minutes early.

Date Time Register
Apr 21 1:30 p.m. Register for the April 21st Tour Day

Capacity: 12 student registrants


The School of Theatre and Dance Discover Theatre Days provide a comprehensive overview of the School of Theatre and Dance in the Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will participate in classes and sessions on theatre performance and production including musical theatre, acting, and design and technology. Please pack a lunch or bring money for Prentice Café, a gluten free eatery on campus. Parking pass will be provided for Parking Lot C on the south side of the Center for the Performing Arts. The event ends formally at 3:30 pm, but students may elect to leave earlier depending on their own schedule.

Choose one of the following dates to visit the Theatre Program in the School of Theatre and Dance.

Date Time Register
Apr 12 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register for the April 12th Discover Theatre Day

Capacity: 15
Contact: Eric van Baars,

Dance@Kent: Careers in Dance

Workshops planned will expose students to the multitude of careers that can come from having a college degree in dance. From Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance, to Teaching, Choreography and Dance for Non-Traditional Populations, come learn about options for your future in dance. Parents are welcome to observe and students who have attended previous Dance@Kent events are welcome to return. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. Parking passes will be handed out at check in for the event.

Date Time Register
Mar 24 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Register for the March 24th Dance@Kent Event

School of Music

Register for a Music Sample Lesson Day

Music Sample Lesson Day is a comprehensive program for prospective high school junior, senior and college transfer students interested in being music majors or minors. This program offers attendees the opportunity to take a sample lesson on your main instrument and observe related ensemble rehearsals. Attendees will also receive advising from music school academic advisors, attend music classes with current music majors, meet music faculty, and tour the School of Music. Please contact Jesse Leyva,, to schedule your visit.

Fab Friday Series

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music sponsors an on-site music clinic for area youth music groups, the Fab Friday series, in cooperation with the Division of Bands and the Department of Music Education at Kent State. Fab Friday programs offer the opportunity for young students to bring instrumental music groups to the School of Music to work with the conducting staff, applied faculty, graduate assistants and music students.

For more information about the Fab Friday Series:

Band directors may contact Jesse Leyva, 330-672-4545,
Orchestra directors may contact the School of Music office at 330-672-2172

Special Group Visits

Schools or community groups wishing to coordinate a visit in the School of Art, School of Music, or School of Theatre & Dance for prospective students may fill out the form below to provide some preliminary information prior to the visit date. We are currently taking visit requests for the 2017-2018 academic year only.