College of the Arts

Photo of student in Kent State's Fashion SchoolThe Fashion School at Kent State University is currently accepting applications for the Summer Fashion School Academy, a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising. 

The School of Art at Kent State University has announced three upcoming events to celebrate and raise support for the construction of its future home, the Center for the Visual Arts. By bringing together all visual arts disciplines under one roof, the new building will provide a space for art students and faculty to collaborate, share ideas and showcase their work.

Kent State University senior fashion design major Jay Lewis had his modern-day fairy tale look displayed at the flagship JC Penney store in New York’s Manhattan Mall.

Kent State University’s Dean of the College of the Arts, John R. Crawford, was recently inducted as the 19th President of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Photo of John Crawford

John R. Crawford, Ed.D., Kent State University’s dean of the College of the Arts, was recently inducted as the 19th president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Crawford will serve a two-year term as its president.

In October 2014, three Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future events took place on the Kent Campus: the College of Architecture and Environmental Design broke ground on its new building, the College of the Arts celebrated the launch of the new Center for the Visual Arts, and the Department of Residence Services dedicated the newly remodeled Tri-Towers residence hall complex.

Kent State University student Robin Bonatesta, a junior computer science and fashion merchandising major from Branchburg, N.J., has been named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell (formerly NCIIA). 

Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive.

Kent State University invites the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive.

One of the most all-encompassing transformations in university history is taking place right now at Kent State University. The Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative includes the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. These projects support academic success, while demonstrating Kent State’s leadership in campus safety, accessibility and sustainability and serving as a powerful magnet for top students, employees and partners.

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