College of the Arts

Photo from A Little Night Music47th season features productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray”

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray.”

On Thursday, April 30, the School of Art recognized spring 2015 scholarship recipients at the Annual Student Awards Ceremony, held this year in the School of Art Gallery. Also acknowledged were prize winners in the Spring Foundations Show (on display in the gallery) and seniors and grad students graduating in spring or summer 2015.

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work spanned eveningwear, casualwear and sportswear, with a special category for sustainable production. There were also menswear, childrenswear and juniors collections.

Art Auction to Benefit Center for the Visual Arts Construction

Mar. 19

The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce 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.

The 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.

Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack 

Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams

Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop wearable technology prototypes during the weekend of Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in the only collegiate wearable technology hackathon in the nation.

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. 

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