Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art provides endless opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students delving into studio art, art history and art education. Students are supported and challenged by a world-class faculty, who stimulate individual and collaborative creativity in the classroom, studio and gallery spaces. An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of Art lies in the heart of the vibrant Northeast Ohio arts community and also offers travel-study to New York, Chicago, Florence and Beijing. All studios and classrooms are located in the new Center for the Visual Arts.
Join us for an artist talk with ceramicist and entrepreneur, Brett Binford on Friday, January 25 from 12-1 p.m. Brett will be discussing how he built successful small businesses and a contemporary ceramics gallery in Portland with an art degree. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.). Brett Binford is the owner and co-Founder of Mudshark Studios, Portland Growler Company, and Eutectic Gallery.
Featuring work created since 2010, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists—individuals who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics.
Visiting scholar in Art History, Austin Porter, will be giving a free lecture at Kent State University’s School of Art on Friday, February 1. His talk, titled "Bankrolling Bombs: How Art Museums Helped Finance World War II" will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.) from 12-1 p.m. All of the School of Art’s First Friday Lectures are free and open to the public.
Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced art educator interested in enhancing your knowledge and skills, you will work with a support system of faculty, advisers, and peers who will help you succeed. You will take courses in art and design education, studio, and art history through a liberal arts education.
The art history major examines both the creative expressions of individual artists and the cultures that supported them, encompassing both Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, students enrolled in the degree program will have a wellspring of forms, symbols and ideas to stimulate their own creative endeavors. The program provides a strong foundation for the successful pursuit of advanced degrees and other opportunities in the field, including teaching, research, publishing and curating.
The Studio Art major offers abundant opportunities for students to work in a variety of media with guidance from our talented faculty. Studio concentrations include Ceramics, Drawing, Glass,Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Painting, Print Media and Photography, Sculpture and Expanded Media, and Textiles. Students are encouraged to work across disciplines and employ a contemporary approach to art making, helping them define what it means to be an artist and a maker in the 21st century.